Venue: This will be held as an online virtual meeting

Contact: Craig Player, Governance Officer  Email:; Tel: 020 8937 2082

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Membership


Declarations of Interest


Deputations (if Any)


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 324 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 21 January 2021 as a correct record.


Actions arising

To consider any actions arising from previous meetings.


Dedicated Schools Grant Monitoring Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To receive a report on the forecast financial position for 2020/21. The position is reported against the budget set in consultation with the Schools Forum and submitted to the Department for Education on the Section 251 budget return.

Additional documents:


High Needs Block Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To receive a report on the detailed High Needs Block budget for adoption in 2021/22.

Additional documents:


Dedicated Schools Grant High Needs Deficit Management Plan pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To receive a report on the High Needs Block Deficit Recovery Management Plan including the timelines of the key strategies to mitigate the deficit.



Banding Review pdf icon PDF 511 KB

To receive on the proposed Banding options following a Banding review process and informs Forum about the Graduated Approach Framework to be implemented.


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Dates of Future Meetings

To note the provisional schedule of dates for future meetings during 2021/22, as follows:


·         Thursday 17 June 2021 at 6pm

·         Thursday 4 November 2021 at 6pm

·         Thursday 9 December 2021 at 6pm (additional date if required)

·         Thursday 20 January 2022 at 6pm

·         Thursday 24 February 2022 at 6pm


At this stage, all meetings are scheduled to be held as online virtual meetings.


Any Other Urgent Business