Schools Forums were established under the Education Act 2002
to formally give schools a voice in the disbursement of funding for
schools. The Members of the Forum
represent the views of Headteachers and Governors across all school
phases. The Forum has some decision
making powers but also a significant consultative role in all aspects of the
Schools Budget, including the budgets distributed to Schools and also the
centrally retained schools budget which funds services such as student support,
special educational needs and early learning and childcare.
All members of the Forum serve to represent the groups that
either elect or nominate them, they are a strategic group and can commission
work or establish working groups to consider issues in more detail.
Further information on the Schools Forum and pre-December
2012 meetings can be found here.