The Council administers meetings of the Schools Forum. The Schools Forum is both a consultative and decision-making body whose purpose is to advise the local authority in line with the Schools Forum (England) Regulations 2012. The Council has to consult the Forum on specific proposals, such as arrangements for the education of children with special educational needs and arrangements for Early Years provision. The Forum can make decisions on some Council proposals, e.g. allocating funds from mainstream school budgets to the Council to provide certain services centrally. The Forum’s constitution outlines exactly what decisions it can make and when it has to be consulted.
Support officer: James Lavender.