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Budget Forum

Designated Officer: Colette Owen

The Diocese has a representative on each local authority’s Schools Budget Forum:

Anglesey – Richard Jones

Conwy – Colette Owen

Denbighshire – Colette Owen

Flintshire – Simon Hughes

Gwynedd – Eirian Bradley-Roberts

Powys – Mike Bacigalipo

Wrexham – Chris Wilkinson

The Role and Composition of the Schools’ Budget Forum

All Councils are required to have a Schools Budget Forum in accordance with Section 47A of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 as inserted by the Education Act 2002 and The Schools Budget Forums (Wales) Regulations.

Councils are required to consult their schools forum annually on:

  • Revisions to its Scheme for Financing Schools

  • The likely effect of any changes to the funding formula

  • Contracts for supplies and services that exceed the prescribed threshold for procurement

  • Service Level Agreements for the supply of goods and services by the Council to schools

  • Proposed changes to the factors and criteria which are taken into account or the methods, principles and rules to be adopted in relation to the formula for funding schools.

  • The Council will also consult the forum on the financial implications of other areas of the Education and Schools’ delegated budget such as:

                     Arrangements for the education of pupils with Additional Learning Needs.

                     Allocation and use of specific grants.

The forum has a key role in developing understanding and promoting an effective dialogue between the Council and schools.


The forum is made up of head teachers, governors, local authority officers, trade union representatives, councillors and members of Diocesan authorities

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