Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
West Sussex County Council is required, under national funding regulations, to consult schools and the Schools Forum on proposed changes to funding arrangements affecting school budgets. The School Funding Review 2019/20 consultation document was published on 31 October 2018. Responses to the consultation and feedback from both the Schools Forum and the Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee have been taken into account in the development of the local funding formula for mainstream schools in 2019/20.
To alleviate pressures on certain budgets, proposals to transfer funding between Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) funding blocks were also included as part of the schools funding consultation. Under the funding regulations, any transfer between blocks is a decision that is taken by the Schools Forum, although the County Council can seek to overturn this by applying to the Secretary of State for Education through a disapplication request.
The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has:-
(1) Agreed the proposals in relation to the local funding formula for mainstream schools as set out in section 2.14 of the report, and
(2) Agreed to increase the permanent exclusion school budget deduction rates so that they include Additional Needs pupil-led funding (section 4.4 of the report).
Publication date: 06/02/2019
Date of decision: 06/02/2019
Effective from: 18/02/2019