The Schools Forum is a statutory body that provides a channel of communication between the local authority and schools. It serves as a mechanism for consultation on school funding.
It is made up of school members, non-school members, and other attendees and observers – including the Cabinet member for Education and officers of the Council.
School membership is representative and proportionate to pupil numbers in the relevant sector. Non-school membership includes 16 to 19 and Early Years provision.
Somerset Schools Forum Membership (PDF 56.3 KB)
2022-2023 Schools Forum Constitution (PDF 158 KB)
The next meeting will be held on 5 July 2023 at 2:30pm.
The agenda and supporting papers will be published here by 28 June 2023.
Members of the public are welcome to attend as observers and submit questions to the forum.
If you would like to submit a question to the Schools Forum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June 2023.
Meetings during 2022 to 2023 Academic Year
Meetings will be held on the following dates:
- 28 September 2022
- 16 November 2022
- 11 January 2023
- 22 February 2023
All meetings take place remotely using Microsoft teams, and unless otherwise stated begin at 2.30pm. Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings as observers. If you would like to attend, please contact email@example.com by no later than 2 days before the meeting.
The previous meeting was held on 22 February 2023. Minutes are in draft form and will be approved at the next meeting.
Decision log 22 February 2023 (PDF 79 KB)
Agenda and Report pack 22 February 2023 (PDF 46.6 KB)
Minutes of the meeting 22 February 2023 (PDF 191 KB)
11 January 2023
16 November 2022
28 September 2022
6 July 2022
Schools Forum Reports Pack 6 July 2022 (PDF 1.42 MB) – Reports pack for the meeting
Schools Forum formal approved minutes 6 July 2022 (PDF 131 KB) – Minutes of the meeting, approved by the Schools Forum on 28 September 2022
Schools Forum 6 July 2022 formal meeting (PDF 472 KB) – Slide Deck for the meeting
Meetings before March 2022 can be found on our SCC Somerset Schools Forum meetings page