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East Sussex Schools Forum

This page lists the meetings for East Sussex Schools Forum.

In light of Government advice related to coronavirus, we will not be holding public committee meetings until further notice.

Please contact Democratic Services if any further information is required.

Decision making by individual Lead Members is expected to continue remotely where required – please see individual Lead Member pages for further details.

Information about East Sussex Schools Forum

In light of Government advice related to coronavirus we will not be holding meetings of this Committee until further notice. Please contact democratic.services@eastsussex.gov.uk if any further information is required.

The purpose of the East Sussex Schools Forum is to:

·         advise the local authority on matters relating to the schools budget and on changes to the funding formula for schools; and

·         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 in the Constitution of the East Sussex Schools Forum.

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 Word documents):

·         Operational and Good Practice Guide

·         Powers and Responsibilities

·         Structure