Schools Forum - Friday, 25th June, 2021 9.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting - MS Teams

Contact: Andrew Hind  Email:

No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting, held on 14 January 2021, as a correct record.


Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) Outturn 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 283 KB

The report considers the end of year position for the DSG budget 2020-21 at a net in-year deficit of £3.2 million.  This is against a budgeted deficit of £4.9 million.

The £1.7 million reduction is the result of high needs expenditure accrued in earlier years being settled at £1.3 million less than provided due to imperfect information from legacy councils, plus £0.4 million from funding adjustments and savings within other expenditure blocks. High needs expenditure relating to 2020/21 was on budget.

The accumulated deficit has grown as a result from £4.6 million to £7.8 million at March 2021, with this required to be carried forward and recovered from future DSG allocations.


EHCP Funding in Mainstream Schools


Dates of Future Meetings

·         14 September 2021 at 9.00am

·         12 November 2021 at 9.00am

·         13 January 2022 at 9.00am


Any Other Business

To consider any other business, which, in the opinion of the Chairman, is of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration.