Agenda and minutes

Schools Forum
Wednesday 4 December 2013 6.00 pm

Venue: Queen's Park Community School, Aylestone Avenue, London, NW6 7BQ

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

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Minutes:

Brent Schools Forum

 

Minutes of the 57th Schools Forum held on

Wednesday 4th December 2013 at Queens Park Community 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 Lesley Jones (Cllr LJ)

Janice Alexander (JA)

Head Teachers

Sylvie Libson – Vice Chair (SL)

Lesley Benson (LB)

Matthew Lantos (ML)

Rose Ashton (RA)

Terry Molloy (TM)

Sabina Netty (SN)

Andy Prindiville (AP)

Kay Johnson (KJ)

PRU

Terry Hoad (TH)

PVI Sector

Paul Russell (PR)

Trade Unions

Lesley Gouldbourne (LG)

Others

Sue Knowler (SK)

Muriel Rant (MR)

Officers

Sara Williams (SW)

Ravinder Jassar (RJ)

Norwena Thomas (NT)

Devbai Patel (DP)

Circulation to all present plus:                          

 

Gill Bal

Cllr Helga Gladbaum

Ribbi Yitzchak Freeman

Maxine Henderson

Maggie Barth
Cllr Michael Pavey

Elizabeth Jones


 

 

ITEM

DISCUSSION

ACTION

 

MH opened the meeting at 6.05pm.  He asked if anyone was new to the Forum and if so to introduce themselves. RJ was the only new officer and he introduced himself.  He said he is the newly appointed Head of Finance in the Authority’s Finance and Corporate Services.

 

MH welcomed MR from DfE.  MR introduced herself and explained the reason for attending Brent’s Schools Forum.  She said as part of the Schools Forum Regulations, the Department is required to observe the Local Authorities’ Schools Forums to ensure that standards are met and that there is transparency.  She said that members will have seen the good practice guidelines issued recently which should have been circulated to all members.  This was their 123rd Local Authority Schools Forum visit. 

 

1.0

Apologies

 

1.1

Cllr Michael Pavey (Cllr MP)

Maggie Barth(MB)

Elizabeth Jones (EJ)

Cllr Helga Gladbaum (Cllr HG)

Rabbi Yitzchak Freeman (YF)

Gill Bal (GB)

 

2.0.

Minutes of the meeting held on 23rd October 2013 and Matters Arising

 

2.1

Accuracy

 

2.1.1

Paragraph 3.1.4 – should have stated YF not YR.

 

2.1.2

Paragraph 7.2.3 – MH said from memory he did not ask LG to leave but LG offered to withdraw.  He asked LG if this was correct and she confirmed it as it was correct.  He added that we will consider her position in this Forum before the Trade Union Facilities report is discussed.

 

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

Item 1 – FSM eligibility assessments – A report to be brought to the February Schools Forum.

 

2.2.2

Item 2 – School Admissions – A report to be brought to the February Schools Forum.

 

2.2.3

Item 3 – De-delegation of Trade Union Facilities on agenda for this forum.

 

2.2.4

Item 4 – a report on adequacy of growth funding to be brought to the January Schools Forum.

 

2.2.5

Item 5 – Review of the Early Years Intervention Team is to be brought to the Schools Forum.

 

2.2.6

Item 6 – Strategy for FT Nursery Places is on the agenda  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.