Page last updated 29 January 2018
Schools Forum 

Schools Forum

Please find below information on Schools Forum:

  • Forum matters
  • General guidance, information and training
  • Forum meetings (including agendas and minutes)

Forum meetings and minutes

Details of meetings and supporting papers are available on the Council's Committee Management Information System:

Previous minutes and papers are available from the Secretary on request.

Forum matters

The key points from meetings and other information is published in a newsletter as follows:

Schools forum general guidance, information and training

Members of the forum have a statutory role in ensuring that school funding across the county is equitable and fair by considering proposals from the council for such areas as the school funding formula and central expenditure from the Dedicated Schools Grant.

The Department for Education has published a guide on the work of the Forum for schools and academies as follows:

The Forum meets every 2 to 3 months and currently consists of governors, headteachers and observers with Northamptonshire County Council officers in attendance.

Unless stated otherwise these meetings are open to members of the public; however, to ensure that adequate administrative arrangements are made, please notify the Forum secretary in advance of the meeting concerned if you wish to attend.

Any queries regarding the work of the Forum should be made to:

Secretary - Schools Forum
Democratic Services
County Hall
George Row



Schools Forum training covers the decision making responsibilities of Forum with explanations and discussions on key areas of Forum business including school budget formula, early years funding and high needs.

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