The purpose of the East Sussex Schools Forum is
advise the local authority on matters relating to
the schools budget and on changes to the funding formula for
act as a mechanism for consultation between the
local authority and partners with the Education Service on wider
issues relating to education funding.
The full terms of reference of the Forum are set out
East Sussex Constitution.
Membership of the East Sussex Schools Forum includes
representatives of primary and secondary schools; academies;
special schools; governors; the Pupil Referral Unit; and non-school
members. The Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special
Educational Needs and Disability (ISEND), and the Director of
Children’s Services attend as observers.
The Department for Education issued updated guidance
in September 2018 relating to Schools Forums which can be accessed
via the following links (please note that they will open as PDFs or
Operational and Good Practice Guide
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