Schools and High Needs Funding Formula 2018-19 Update.

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Catherine Griffiths

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please supply me with the names and professions of the schools forum members.

Please also supply me with evidence that the School and High needs Funding formula 2018/19 report and the meeting to come to the conclusions within this document were decided co-productively.

Please advise if the local parent carer forum have been involved within these discussions.

Please also advise if the council are planning to consult with Parent carers and service users with regards to these potential changes.

Yours faithfully,

Catherine Griffiths

Cowden, Jane E., Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Morning,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request detailed below. 
The names and professions of the schools forum members are as follows:

 

Name Profession
Jill Billinge Headteacher
Nikki Lightwing Headteacher
Bernie Cassidy Headteacher
Kate Brown Headteacher
Viv Woods Headteacher
Dave Spencer Profession not known
Tim Kelly Profession not known
Lynn Ireland Profession not known
Emma Neal Headteacher
Tony Taylor Headteacher
Adrian Whiteley Headteacher
Steve Baker Executive Headteacher
Ben Chadwick Profession not known
Michael Forber Headteacher
Stuart Jamieson Headteacher
Helen Johnson Headteacher
Rebecca Mahony Principal
Mark Bellamy Headteacher
Tom Quinn Executive Headteacher
Kathryn Podmore CEO Wirral Academy Trust
Jon Bush Executive Principal
Lisa Ayling Headteacher
Steve Bennett Union Representative
Ian Harris Union Representative/Teacher
Mary Bulmer Headteacher
Amanda Donelan Headteacher
Sue Higginson Principal Wirral Met
Nicky Prance Nursery Manager
Simon Davies Company Secretary of a PVI

 

Schools Forum makes decisions on local authority proposals.  The Local
Authority presents a range of papers to Schools Forum on a termly basis.
Additional meetings are timetabled when deemed appropriate.

 

School Forum Papers focus on all funding issues and report on the
following

 

·         High needs funding

·         The de-delegation from mainstream maintained schools budgets

·         Significant pupil growth or reduction  in order to support the
local authority’s duty for place planning

·         Centrally retained budgets, including those for local authority
statutory responsibilities

·         Funding for central early years expenditure

·         Authorising a reduction in the schools budget in order to fund a
deficit arising in central expenditure, or from de-delegated services,
that is to be carried forward from a previous funding period.

None of these papers are co-produced as they are funding papers for
schools.

 

However where services are being redesigned then they involve Wirral’s
Parent Carer Forum (Parent Carer Participation Wirral - PCPW).  This group
works alongside the local authority, education, health and other service
providers to ensure the services that are planned, commissioned and
delivered meet the needs of children and families.  The Local Authority
has an excellent working relation with PCPW and they are involved in the
co-production of the SEND Review of current provision, the SEND Strategy
and SEND Action Plan.

 

The Review of High Needs SEND Provision in schools has been presented to
Schools Forum and the Local Authority will be presenting it to Cabinet in
March 2018.  The Local Authority will be seeking approval for it to
distributed to all stakeholders including parents, carers and  children as
a consultation document.  This will ensure that all our key stakeholders
can participate effectively in decisions about services for children with
SEND.  The Local Authority involves PCPW in the planning, delivery and
monitoring of services and they are members of the Strategic and
Operational SEND Groups.   

 

I trust you will find this information useful.

 

Kind regards,

Jane Cowden

 

 

Jane Cowden - Team Manager Data Information

Wirral Council

Children and Young People’s Department

Hamilton Building

Conway Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 4FD

Tel: 0151 666 4362

E-mail: [1][email address]

Fax: 0151 666 4541

Visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted to Wirral Council and
continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial
research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other
reuse, for example commercial publication, would require our specific
permission, may involve licensing and the application of a charge.

 

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Catherine Griffiths

Dear Cowden, Jane E.,

Many thanks for your response, on this group are there any members os the local paret carer forum included to ensure the co production model set out in the SEND regs 2014?

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Griffiths

Cowden, Jane E., Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon,

 

Thank you for your further Freedom of Information request detailed below. 

 

There are no parent carer forum representatives on the Schools Forum,
although there are a number of non-school representatives to ensure
stakeholders and partners are represented.  These are in areas such as
Early Years, Further Education, Church of England and Roman Catholic
dioceses and trade unions.  The Schools Forum is not a coproduction arena
but a group that discusses a wide range of school finance and budgets
issues as has been stated below.

 

I trust you will find this information useful.

 

Kind regards,

Jane Cowden

 

 

Jane Cowden - Team Manager Data Information

Wirral Council

Children and Young People’s Department

Hamilton Building

Conway Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 4FD

Tel: 0151 666 4362

E-mail: [1][email address]

Fax: 0151 666 4541

Visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted to Wirral Council and
continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial
research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other
reuse, for example commercial publication, would require our specific
permission, may involve licensing and the application of a charge.

 

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