Venue: Committee Room, First Floor, BCP Civic Centre Annex, St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6LL
Contact: Claire Johnston 01202 Email: email@example.com
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interest
Councillors 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.
To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting, held on 15 January 2024, as a correct record.
This report accompanies the document called the BCP Pupil Premium (PP+ and PP+ post 16) policy April 2024 to March 2025. The policy is in draft format and aims to informs the reader of our intention to spend the grant funding provided by the DfE including allocation to schools and central retention.
A new Early Years Single Funding Formula (EYSFF) for BCP is required for April 2024 and consultation with the early years sector has now concluded.
The DfE notified local authorities of their funding agreement on 29 November 2023, with substantial changes from 2023-24. A group of provider representatives helped to shape the proposal and indicated that their preference was to avoid consulting with the sector during or just before the Christmas break, which Children’s Services agreed to.
The governments biggest expansion of childcare entitlements begins this year and the proposed EYSFF includes funding rates for the children of working parents aged 9-36 months for the first time. These changes, along with a revision to the way children with SEND are funded, introducing a Deprivation Supplement to support our most disadvantaged 9–36-month-old children, a significant uplift in the Council’s central functions and the introduction of a contingency fund formed the proposed EYSFF.
31% of providers engaged with the consultation and were, overall, supportive of the proposed EYSFF. The consultation response may be seen in Appendix A.
To consider and note the Forward Plan
Dates of Future Meetings
All Forum meetings are scheduled for 10.00am on Mondays as follows:
· 24 June 2024
· 23 September 2024
· 18 November 2024
· 13 January 2025
· 23 June 2025
Any Other Business
To consider any other business, which, in the opinion of the Chairman, is of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration.