Agenda and minutes

Gateshead Schools Forum - Thursday, 16th September, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Rosalyn Patterson - email: 

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Apologies for absence were received from Mustafaa Malik, Christina Jones, Alison Hall and David Brophy.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 208 KB

The Forum is asked to approve as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting held on 9 July 2021.


The minutes of the meeting held on the 19 July 2021 were agreed as a correct record.


Election of Chair


RESOLVED    -           (i)         That Peter Largue be elected as Chair of the Schools



                                    (ii)        That Sarah Diggle be elected as Vice Chair of the

Schools Forum.


School Funding Consultation pdf icon PDF 384 KB

Carole Smith – Resources and Digital


The Forum received the DfE consultation on the move to a hard national funding formula (NFF) for mainstream schools and the LA’s draft response.


School Forum was asked for its views on submitting the draft response on behalf of the Forum.


There were differing views from particular sectors and specifically it was felt that more feedback should be included in terms of deprivation inequalities.


It was therefore suggested that schools be asked to respond individually and that Cllr Haley, Domenic Volpe and Sarah Diggle would come up with a response regarding equality to be circulated to schools with the consultation.


RESOLVED    -           That Schools Forum ask all schools to respond individually to

the consultation.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

Thursday 30 September 2021


The next meeting will be held on Thursday 30 September 2021 at 2pm.