Agenda and draft minutes

Schools Funding Formula, Cabinet Member Signing
Friday, 15th January, 2021 11.00 am

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20.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

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There were no apologies for absence.

21.

Declarations of interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct

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There were no apologies for absence.

22.

Haringey Council's Local Schools Funding Formula for the 2021-22 Financial Year pdf icon PDF 1016 KB

This report seeks the Cabinet Members’ approval for changes to the Council’s local schools funding formula for the 2021-22 financial year in line with the Schools National Funding Formula set out by the Department for Education (DfE).

 

The Chair of Overview and Scrutiny has agreed that the call-in procedure shall not apply to this decision as the action being taken is urgent and time critical and any delay in implementation caused by the call-in procedure would seriously prejudice the Council's or the public's interests. This is in accordance with Part 4, Section H, Paragraph 18 (a) and (b) of the Council Constitution.

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The Cabinet Member for Children, Education, and Families considered the report which sought approval for changes to the Council’s local schools funding formula for the 2021-22 financial year in line with the Schools National Funding Formula set out by the Department for Education (DfE).

 

Haringey’s Schools’ Forum met on 14 January 2021 to consider the funding formula for 2021-22.  Following approval by the Cabinet Member, the funding allocation for 2021-22 was required to be submitted to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) via the Authority Proforma Tool by 21 January 2021.

 

Kristian Bugnosen, Principal Accountant, explained that the Schools’ Forum had considered the proposals at its meeting on 14 January 2021 and had agreed with the proposals. As such, there were no changes to report. It was explained that the changes required approval by the Council in line with its local scheme of delegation to complete the Authority Proforma Tool, as required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). It was noted that this approval could be given on behalf of the Council by the Cabinet Member.

 

The Cabinet Member for Children, Education, and Families noted that there had been consultation with schools and, importantly, that the Schools’ Forum was content with the proposals.

 

RESOLVED

 

To agree the changes to the Schools funding formula for 2021/22.

 

The agreement of changes is based on consultation with Schools’ Forum. See Appendix A of the Cabinet Member Signing agenda for Individual Schools allocations for 2021-22 in comparison with 2020-21.

 

Schools were consulted on local factors of the 2021-22 school funding formula in December 2020, the results of the consultation are detailed in Table A, below. This details the most supported local factors:

 

Table A – Consultation Results:

Consultation Question

Results (Highest total votes)

Affect to 2021-22 APT (Schools)

Growth: To set Growth Funding Budget at £1.100m (Indicative Budget is £1.199m) * as stated in December School Forum. £99k will be put back through the formula to protect Tiverton School uptake due to the closure of Stamford Hill

Growth Budget to be set at £1.100M.

Through the APT tool the Growth Budget is set at £1.100M with any difference being routed through the main APT. All primary and secondary schools have access to the growth fund. Any remaining balances at Year End – will be presented to School Forum to decide distribution.

High Needs Block Transfer: To set a %age of High Needs Block transfer from DSG Allocation.

There will be a 0% transfer of Schools Block Funding into the High Needs Block.

The Schools Block will not be contributing to the High Needs Block for 2021-22.

Education Welfare: Block transfer of £122,000 for Education Welfare Service budget to Central Block to ensure all schools and academies have contributed a fair amount to fund the services for the financial year 2021-22

£122k will be top sliced from the Schools Block to support the Education Welfare Service.

The arrangement for top slicing a contribution from Schools Block to support the Education Welfare Service  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.