Schools Forum

The Schools Forum has an advisory role in decisions about school funding and budgets.

Meetings are open to the public - but you can only ask questions or participate in the discussions if asked to do so by the Chair.

Oldham Schools Forums has been set up under the requirements of The Schools Forums (England 2012).

Proposed Meeting Dates 2017-18

  • 21 February 2017
  • 17 May 2017
  • 13 September 2017
  • 29 November 2017
  • 10 January 2018

Meeting resources

About the Oldham Schools Forum

Under regulations, a local authority must consult its Schools Forum on a range of issues:

  • School funding such as changes to the school funding formula
  • Contracts that an authority is letting or re-letting for provision of services to schools
  • Financial arrangements an authority makes for a range of central school budget expenditure such as the provision for pupils with special educational needs, excluded pupils, early years, and administration of grants
  • Exclusions from the Minimum Funding Guarantee
  • De-delegation for mainstream schools
  • Central spend
  • A deficit on central expenditure
  • Scheme for financial management changes

Forum members

The Oldham Schools Forum has twenty members comprising headteachers, governors, diocesan representative, early years representative, 14-19 representative and a trade union representative.

Primary

  • Beever Primary School - Greg Oates (Headteacher)
  • Medlock Valley – Linda Zrada  (Headteacher)
  • Harmony Trust – Suzanne Thompson (Finance Director)
  • St Annes Rc Primary School (Diocesan Representative) – Anne Ostermeier (Headteacher)
  • RC Primary School - Vacancy (Headteacher)
  • St Marys RC Primary School - Mike Aston (Governor)
  • Whitegate End Primary and Nursery School - David Mycock (Governor)

Secondary

  • Vacancy - Maintained (Headteacher)
  • Vacancy - Maintained (Headteacher)
  • The Blue Coat School - Julie Hollis (Academy Headteacher)
  • Oldham Academy North – George Herbert (Secondary Academy Governor)
  • Oldham Academy North  - Jo Brownridge (Academy Headteacher representative)
  • Saddleworth School – Brian Lord (Governor)

Special

  • Newbridge School - Graham Quinn (Academy Headteacher)
  • Kingfisher School - Kevin Fennerley (Governor)
  • PRU - Lynda Thompson (Headteacher)

Non-school representatives

  • Iain Windeatt - Trade Union Representative
  • Elaine Fraser - Early Years Representative
  • Bev Beaumont - 14 - 19 Representative


Schools Forum

For more information, contact Oldham's Schools’ Finance Manager.

Tel 0161 770 1012