Councillors and committees

Committee details

Schools Forum

Purpose of committee


The Schools Forum consults on:

·         the Local Authority’s school funding formula

·         specified issues relating to the School’s Budget

·         service contracts with a value exceeding specified limits; and


The Forum also makes decisions on various aspects of funding affecting the Schools Budget, such as proposals to meet Special Educational Needs, transport costs, or termination of employment costs from this budget.

The Forum consists of representatives from across the local education sector and usually meets three times a year.


Schools Forum Guide 2015


  • Mark Draper   
  • Tom Gibson   
  • Siobhan Lowe   
  • Rachel Nye   
  • Naomi Sellayeh   
  • Mike Tweedale   
  • Debbie Walls   
  • Sam Axbey   
  • Fiona Dearman   
  • Lou Anderson  (Chair) 
  • AKINTOYE Michelle Oluyinka   
  • Ash Ali   
  • Janet Berry   
  • Tracey Coton   
  • Clare Couzens   
  • Eamonn Gilbert   
  • Geoffrey Hilliard   
  • Simon James   
  • Ian Keary   
  • Charis Penfold   
  • Mark Clutterbuck   
  • Councillor Maria Netley   
  • Councillor Olly Wehring   

Contact information

Support officer: Jean Cousens. Email: Tel: 0208 891 7260