Schools Forum

​Information on the Schools Forum, including Forum matters documents, a link to meeting minutes and agendas, and general guidance.

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:

General guidance and information

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:

Democratic Services
Northamptonshire County Council
One Angel Square
Northampton
NN1 1ED

Email: schoolsforum@northamptonshire.gov.uk