DSG Monitoring 2019/20 Month 10 (Ian Pearson)
Ian Pearson drew attention to the report (Agenda Item 13), which set out the financial position of the services funded by the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), highlighting any under or over spends.
Ian Pearson explained that the funding blocks had already been discussed in great detail however, this report showed the accumulative position of each block within the current year.
Ian Pearson added a caveat with regards to section 11.2 of the report, which could be misleading. The £7m provided by the Government for high needs for 2020/21 was helpful however, was not enough to resolve the problems being faced. There was uncertainty as to whether this extra funding was one off funding or if further additional funding would be provided going forward.
RESOLVED that the Schools’ Forum noted the report.