Greenwich Council


Venue: PDC Waterdale Road London SE2 0XT

Contact: Denise Kevern  Email: or tel: 020 8921 5145

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Representatives pdf icon PDF 34 KB

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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Forum.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2018.


No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.


Matters Arising


Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.


Forward Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To note the Forward Plan for reports to be considered in 2018/19

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Revenue and Capital Balances position for Schools 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To note the content of this report which discusses the Schools Balances position for the financial year ended 31 March 2018.

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Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) Outturn Position 2017/18 and Update on 2018/19 DSG budget pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To note the contents of the report. In particular to observe that the total of £1.2 m underspend from the 2017/18 outturn position of underspend of £800k on Schools Block, £400k on High Needs Block. There is a further underspend of £2.2m against the provisional Early Years Block.


Schools Forum to approve the redistribution of £1.2m underspend predominately to support pressure for high needs in schools.

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Scheme for Financing Schools pdf icon PDF 37 KB

A verbal update on Department for Education Policy.


Academy Conversion Services and Charges from 1 September 2018, including Dispute Resolution pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Agree that the Academy Conversion Services and Charges procedure agreed by Schools Forum in July 2017 will now take effect from September 2018.


Agree that schools issued with an academy order by the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) on the basis of being judged inadequate by Ofsted are exempted from any charge.


Agree to the proposed dispute resolution process, to be implemented in instances where a variation to the fixed fee of £7,000 is being disputed.

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School Place Planning and Capital Programme Update pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To note the progress made against the Early Years and School Capital Programmes to date.

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Attendance Record pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To note and review representatives’ attendance.

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Any Other Business

·        High Needs Review

·        National Funding Formula

·        Ex ESG

·        Meeting with Department for Education – benchmarking and financial health checks