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Committee details

Schools Forum

Purpose of committee

Functions

 

The Wiltshire Schools Forum is a statutory body which the Local Authority (Wiltshire Council) is required to consult on the following functions:

 

·            Consultation on School Funding Formula

·            Consultation on contracts

·            Consultation on financial issues.

 

Composition

 

The majority of forum members are “schools members”.  There are 6 elected Headteacher representatives (1 secondary, 4 primary and 1 special), 5 elected Academy representatives (3 secondary, 1 primary and 1 special) and 4 elected governor representatives (1 secondary, 2 primary and 1 school with SEN provision).

 

These 15 members, along with the two Early Years representatives are the only members allowed to vote on the funding formula.

 

There are also nominated service partner representatives (1 Diocesan representative and 1 teacher representative).

 

These 19 members each have one vote.

 

In addition to voting members there are 5 observers, 1 each from a post-16 provider and ASK, 2 elected governor representatives from the Council’s Children Select Committee are also invited as observers ex officio and the Education Funding Agency has observer status. The Cabinet Member for Education & Skills and the Portfolio Holder for Education & Skills are also invited to attend.

 

Quorum

 

The quorum for the Forum is 40% of voting members.  A meeting may continue if inquorate, but any advice given to the local authority as a result of such a meeting would not have to be taken into account by the authority.

 

Interests

 

Members of the School Forum are required to declare an interest in any individual proposal or service contract which directly affects a school at which they are a governor, member of staff, or which their children attend or in which they might have a direct pecuniary interest.

 

Term of Office

 

The term of office for members of the Schools Forum shall be three years, subject to their remaining eligible.  A member may resign at any time and is required to leave if he or she ceases to be eligible in the capacity in which elected/nominated. There is no limit on the number of terms of office to which a member may be elected or re-nominated if still eligible. 

 

Meetings 

 

The Forum will meet at least 4 times per annum, in each financial year from April 2003. (On average 5 times a year).

Membership

  • Neil Baker  (Chairman) 
  • Aileen Bates   
  • Andy Bridewell   
  • Mark Cawley   
  • Michelle Chilcott   
  • Sam Churchill   
  • Phil Cook   
  • Tracy Cornelius   
  • Jon Hamp   
  • John Hawkins   
  • Mel Jacob   
  • Sue Jiggens   
  • Jen Jones   
  • Lisa Percy  (Vice-Chair) 
  • John Proctor   
  • Giles Pugh   
  • Nigel Roper   
  • Neil Spurdell   
  • Trudy Srawley   
  • Lindsay West   
  • David Whewell   
  • Catriona Williamson   

Contact information

Support officer: Lisa Pullin, Tel 01225 713015 or email  committee@wiltshire.gov.uk. Email: lisa.pullin@wiltshire.gov.uk

 

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