School budgets and finance
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.
|Name||Representing||Designation||Linda Crockett||Primary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Michelle Humphreys||Primary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Sarah Chandler||Primary Headteachers||Executive Headteacher|
|Shan Kenchington||Primary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Ionwen Spowage||Secondary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Jackie Parker||Secondary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Jim Toal||Secondary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|John Williams||Secondary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Russell Cadwallader||Special School Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Anthony Lancett||School Governors||Community Governor|
|Eira Jones||School Governors||Foundation Governor|
|Graham Taylor||School Governors||Community Governor|
|Hugh Pattrick||School Governors||LEA Governor|
|Councillor Kath Roberts-Jones||School Governors||LEA Governor|
|Katie Moffatt||School Governors||Parent Governor|
|Maurice Thorn||School Governors||Community Governor|
|Sara Davies||School Governors||Parent Governor|
|Susan Hill||School Governors||Community Governor|
|Neil Butler||Professional Bodies/Trade Unions||Teacher Representative|
|Deidre Hanson||Professional Bodies/Trade Unions||Teacher Representative|
|Paul Williams||Professional Bodies/Trade Unions||Non-teacher Representative|
|John Meredith||Diocesan Authorities||Diocesan Director of Education|
|Councillor Myfanwy Alexander||Portfolio Holder for Learning and Welsh Language|
|Councillor Aled Davies||Portfolio Holder for Finance, Countryside & Transport|
|Councillor Peter Roberts||Chair of the Learning and Skills Scrutiny Committee|
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.