Schools Forum

Cambridgeshire Schools Forum is a mandatory forum set up to give schools greater involvement in the distribution of funding within the local authority (LA).

The LA regularly consults the Forum on the School Funding Formula, as well as other issues in connection with schools budgets.

National regulations govern the composition, constitution and procedures of Schools Forums.

The Constitution is divided into three sections:

  • Terms of Reference of the Cambridgeshire Schools Forum
  • Membership of the Cambridgeshire Schools Forum
  • Operating Conventions of the Cambridgeshire Schools Forum

Meeting information - dates, venues, agendas and reports

Historical meeting information 

Schools forum constitution

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Schools forum responsibilities

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Membership

The Cambridgeshire Schools Forum consists of the following members:

Maintained school members

Maintained Primary:
  • Sue Blyth, Fourfields Community Primary School
  • Tony Davies, St Matthews Primary School
  • Andy Matthews, Hardwick and Cambourne Primary School
  • Jackie North, Benwick Primary School
  • Anna Reeder, Milton CofE Primary School
  • Kate Coates, Fordham Primary School
Maintained Secondary:
  • Andrew Hutchinson, Trumpington Community College
Maintained Governors:
  • Barry Smethurst, Primary School Governors
  • Vacancy, Early Years Governors
Maintained Special:
  • Lucie Calow, Granta Special School
Maintained Nursery:
  • Rikke Waldau, The Fields Children's Centre
Pupil Referral Unit:
  • Vacancy

Academy school members 

Academy Primary:
  • Susannah Connell, Diamond Learning Partnership Trust
Academy Secondary:
  • Andrew Goulding, Hinchingbrooke School 
  • Mark Woods, Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust
  • Stuart Tinsley, Director of Finance, Linton Village College
  • Jonathan Digby, CEO, Aspire Learning Trust
Academy Governors:
  • Philip Hodgson, Academy Governors
  • Dr Alan Rodger, Academy Governors
Academy Special:
  • Dr Kim Taylor, Spring Common School
Academy Alternative Provision:
  • Nathan Crawley-Lyons, Tri-borough Alternative Provision (TBAP)

Non-school members

  • Deborah Parfitt, Little Owls Daycare Nursery 
  • Vacancy

Observers

  • Representative from the Diocesan Board of Education: Vacancy 
  • Representative from the Roman Catholic Diocese: Vacancy
  • Representative of the teachers’ Unions JCNG group: Geoff Fewtrell 
  • Representative of the non-teaching Unions JCNG group: Rob Turner
  • Representatives from Cambridgeshire County Council's Children and Young People Committee: Councillor Peter Downes, Councillor David Harty and Councillor Joan Whitehead.

Term of Office

The term of office for (voting) members of the Cambridgeshire Schools’ Forum is unlimited providing they are re-elected every 4 years by the group they represent. 

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