Education Forums

EE Finance Forums

The Schools’ Funding Forum provides strategic advice to to the Local Authority and informs policy on the overall Schools Budget and the calculation of individual schools budgets by formula. The Forum is committed to an on-going review of funding arrangements and to disseminating practical guidance to schools to aid budget planning.

The Schools’ Funding Forum also has a number of sub-groups that have specific responsibilities and carry out detailed work on behalf of the Forum. The sub-groups are:

  1. Delegated Formula Funding Group (DFFG)
  2. Schools Capital Group (SCG)
  3. Early Years Sub-Group (EYSG)
  4. Central Costs and Specific Grants Group (CC&SGG) (now disbanded)

The Forum and sub-groups have their own dedicated areas on this website where you will find all associated paperwork, including terms of reference and membership.

School Forums

The Primary Forum and Secondary Forum are the central consultative groups responsible for raising and discussing the full range of educational issues relating to their phase.