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School budgets and finance

Schools Forum

The Schools Forums (Wales) Regulations 2003 require each Council to establish a Schools Forum.  The Schools Forum is key to developing informed and confident dialogue between the Council and schools on budgetary issues, including schools' funding levels for the coming year, pressures on future years' budgets, changes to the local funding formula and reviewing contracts / service level agreements for services to schools.

The Council consults with the Schools Forum annually on matters relating to its schools' budget and revisions to its Scheme for Financing Schools.  The Forum is a consultative and advisory body, and not a decision taking body.

The Powys Schools Forum comprises 22 members, with no more than one quarter being non-schools members.  Schools members must include a proportionate number of representatives of primary schools, secondary schools, community schools, voluntary schools and at least one must be a representative of a special school.  At least one schools member must be a parent governor.

2018/2019 Current Members

Linda CrockettPrimary HeadteachersHeadteacher
Bethan Gwawr JonesPrimary HeadteachersHeadteacher
Linda GreenPrimary HeadteachersHeadteacher
Shan KenchingtonPrimary HeadteachersHeadteacher
Jess Stuart-LyonPrimary HeadteachersHeadteacher
Phil JonesSecondary HeadteachersHeadteacher
Jackie ParkerSecondary HeadteachersHeadteacher
Jim ToalSecondary HeadteachersHeadteacher
John WilliamsSecondary HeadteachersHeadteacher
Russell CadwalladerSpecial School HeadteachersHeadteacher
Anthony LancettSchool GovernorsCommunity Governor
Eira JonesSchool GovernorsFoundation Governor
Graham TaylorSchool GovernorsCommunity Governor
Hugh PattrickSchool GovernorsLEA Governor
Councillor Kath Roberts-JonesSchool GovernorsLEA Governor
Katie MoffattSchool GovernorsParent Governor
Maurice ThornSchool GovernorsCommunity Governor
Sara DaviesSchool GovernorsParent Governor
Susan HillSchool GovernorsCommunity Governor
Angela ButlerProfessional Bodies/Trade UnionsTeacher Representative
Deidre HansonProfessional Bodies/Trade UnionsTeacher Representative
Paul WilliamsProfessional Bodies/Trade UnionsNon-teacher Representative
John MeredithDiocesan AuthoritiesDiocesan Director of Education
Councillor Myfanwy AlexanderPortfolio Holder for Learning and Welsh Language
Councillor Aled DaviesPortfolio Holder for Finance, Countryside & Transport
Councillor Peter RobertsChair of the Learning and Skills Scrutiny Committee


Financing Schools

The Scheme for Financing Schools sets out the financial relationship between the Authority and the maintained schools which it funds. It contains requirements relating to financial management and associated issues, binding on both the Authority and on schools.

The Scheme applies to all community, voluntary controlled and aided, foundation and community special schools maintained by the Authority. 

Download the Powys scheme for financing schools [402KB]

School Funding - Section 52 Budget Statement

Welsh Government Regulations require each Local Education Authority (LEA) to publish annually Section 52 Statements

  • Part 1 containing particulars of planned expenditure for individual schools
  • Part 2 information with respect to the methodology for determining schools' budget shares
  • Part 3 information with respect to the budget share of each of the authority's schools
Part 1 2016-17 [142KB] Part 2 2016-17 [326KB] Part 3 2016-17 [275KB]
Part 1 2017-18 [142KB] Part 2 2017-18 [348KB] Part 3 2017-18 [278KB]
Part 1 2018-19 [140KB] Part 2 2018-19 [310KB]  (This document may not meet accessibility standards. If you require it in a different format, please contact us) Part 3 2018-19 [274KB]
Part 1 2019-20 [404KB] Part 2 2019-20 [302KB] Part 3 2019-20 [272KB]

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