Website maintenance - Thursday 18 July

We are carrying out some website maintenance on Thursday 18 July between 11am and 2pm. My Account and some online forms may be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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 and 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.



Paul McGrath (St Thomas Werneth)
Sharon Costello  (Harmony Trust CFO)
Stewart Ash - (CFO Pinacle Trust)


Liz Travis (Holy Trinity Head)
Tracey Cavanagh (Holy Rosary Head)
1 x vacancy
1 x vacancy
1 x vacancy



K. Newell (Crompton House head)
R. Higgins (Cramner Head),
A. Leighton (Cramner CFO),
Leon Ashton (Crompton House Governor)
Joe Brownridge (EACT CFO)


1 x vacancy


Clare John - CEO New Bridge Trust
Emmet Patel - PRU
Jeremy Sutcliffe (Special school Governor)

Non-School Members

Early Years  

Kate Anais Hoggar - PFI rep

16 - 19

1 x vacancy

Trade Union

Iain Windeatt