Agenda and minutes

Schools Forum
Wednesday 23 October 2013 6.00 pm

Venue: The Village School, Grove Park, Kingsbury, NW9 0JY

Contact: Nikolay Manov, Governance Officer; Email:  nikolay.manov@brent.gov.uk; Tel: 0208 937 1348 

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Reports - 23 October 2013 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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Minutes:

Brent Schools Forum

 

Minutes of the 56th Schools Forum held on

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at the Village School

 

Attended by:

 

Members of the Forum

 

Governors

 

Mike Heiser - Chair (MH)

Martin Beard (MB)

Titilola McDowell (TMcD)

Umesh Raichada (UR)

Alan Carter (AC)

Herman Martyn (HM)

Cllr Helga Gladbaum (Cllr HG)

Cllr Lesley Jones (Cllr LJ)

 

Head Teachers

Sylvie Libson – Vice Chair (SL)

Gill Bal (GB)

Lesley Benson (LB)

Matthew Lantos (ML)

Rose Ashton (RA)

Terry Molloy (TM)

Sabina Netty (SN)

Rabbi Yitzchak Freeman (YF)

 

PRU

Terry Hoad (TH)

 

PVI Sector

 

Paul Russell (PR)

Trade Unions

 

Lesley Gouldbourne (LG)

 

Others

 

Sue Knowler (SK)

Officers

 

Sara Williams (SW)

Norwena Thomas (NT)

John Voytal (JV)

Devbai Patel (DP)

Rebecca Matthews(RM)

 

 

 


 

ITEM

DISCUSSION

 

ACTION

 

 

 

1.0

Apologies

 

 

1.1

Cllr Michael Pavey (Cllr MP)

Janice Alexander (JA)

Andy Prindiville (AP)

Kay Johnson (KJ)

Maggie Barth(MB)

Elizabeth Jones (EJ)

 

 

2.0.

Minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2013 and Matters Arising

 

 

2.1

Accuracy

 

 

2.1.1

Item 5.6 - AC said that he did not say that the running costs should be included but what he said was that they are ridiculously high. 

 

 

2.1.2

 

GB and Cllr LJ were present at the last meeting.

 

2.1.3

The above amendments were noted and the minutes were approved as accurate record.

 

 

2.2

Matters Arising – (From the Action Log)

 

 

2.2.1

Schools Forum Governor Representation at Brent Schools Partnership - MH said he put himself forward and so did UR and Cllr HG.  It has been agreed by BSP that MH would attend and UR and Cllr HG would cover his absence.

 

 

2.2.2

Confirm if Schools in Financial Difficulty or Schools in Difficulty – This is as the historic holdback for Schools Causing Concern.  This budget funds support for schools with particular challenges, either having failed or with risk of failing Ofsted.

 

 

 

2.2.3

Report on adequacy of growth funding in 2013/14 to inform provision for 2014/15 – This report is to be brought to the December’s Forum

 

Carmen Coffey

3.1

Schools Funding Reforms – 2014/15 Update

 

3.1.1

JV introduced the report.  He apologised for not being able to attend the last Schools Forum.  He provided an update on the consultation sent out to schools.  In total six schools responded and the schools will be responded to the points raised.  There were no overall objections to the proposed change in the primary and secondary ratios but some observations regarding the loss of funding in 2014/15.

 

 

3.1.2

A couple of responses were around schools losing even more money if they have had an increase in pupils in their ARP units.  DP explained that this is because the ARP unit pupil numbers are deducted from the total pupil number but in reality this is also an increase to the total number on roll but increasing total pupil number was not possible.  In the final budgets, this won’t be an issue as it will be based on the actual pupil numbers. 

 

 

3.1.3

JV reported that one school has responded saying  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.