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.
|Sarah Chandler||Primary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Michelle Humphreys||Primary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Linda Crockett||Primary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Jim Toal||Secondary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Ionwen Spowage||Secondary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Jackie Parker||Secondary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|John Williams||Secondary Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Julie Kay||Special School Headteachers||Headteacher|
|Eira Jones||School Governors||Chair of Governors|
|Katie Moffat||School Governors||Parent Governor|
|David Malcomson||School Governors||Governor|
|Hugh Pattrick||School Governors||Chair of Governors|
|Graham Taylor||School Governors||Governor|
|Councillor Kath Roberts-Jones||School Governors||Chair of Governors|
|Maurice Thorn||School Governors||Chair of Governors|
|Susan Hill||School Governors||Vice-Chair of Governors|
|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|
|Vacancy||Diocesan Authorities||Diocesan Representative|
|Councillor Myfanwy Alexander||Powys County Council||Portfolio Holder for Learning and Welsh Language|
|Councillor Aled Davies||Powys County Council||Portfolio Holder for Finance, Countryside & Transport|
|Councillor Peter Roberts||Powys County Council||Chair of People 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.