West Berkshire Council

Agenda item

Schools in Financial Difficulty - Bids for Funding (Melanie Ellis)

Minutes:

Melanie Ellis introduced the report (Agenda Item 8), which summarised bids that had been received from schools in deficit to access funding from the Primary Schools in Financial Difficulty de-delegated fund.

Bids had been received from three Primary Schools which were St Finian’s, St Joseph’s and Kintbury. The bids had been considered by the Heads’ Funding Group (HFG) which had recommended that all three bids should be approved by the Schools’ Forum.

Ian Pearson added that each of the bids had met the relevant criteria for the Primary Schools in Financial Difficulty Fund and had been interrogated regarding their bid by the HFG. The recommendation from the primary element of the HFG to approve the bids had been unanimous.

The Chairman invited Primary School members of the Schools’ Forum to vote on whether to approve each of the bids.

Hilary Latimer proposed that the Schools’ Forum approve the bid submitted by St Finian’s for £35,500. This was seconded by Ian Nichol and at the vote the motion was carried.

Hilary Latimer proposed that the Schools’ Forum approve the bid submitted by St Joseph’s for £10,299. This was seconded by Ian Nichol and at the vote the motion was carried.

Hilary Latimer proposed that the Schools’ Forum approve the bid submitted by Kintbury for £31,300. This was seconded by Ian Nichol and at the vote the motion was carried.

RESOLVED that the Schools’ Forum approved each of the bids as set out in section 2.1 of the report. 

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