The Forum is a statutory body that provides a formal channel of communication between ourselves and Sheffield schools. It also serves as a mechanism for consultation on school funding.

There are 3 types of Forum member: school member, non-school member and other attendees. Membership is fully representative and proportionate of different school sectors. Non-school membership includes:

  • early years private, voluntary and independent sector 
  • Learn Sheffield
  • the 14 to 19 sector
  • faith schools
  • trade unions

Other attendees include representation from ourselves, including the Cabinet Member for Education. Details of current Forum members, including which sector they represent are available to view and download. 

Upcoming meetings 2021-22

  • 28 June 2022, 3pm to 5pm, venue TBC (possibly online)
  • 29 September 2022, 3pm to 5pm venue TBC (possibly online)
  • 14 December 2022, 3pm to 5pm venue TBC (possibly online)

The Schools Forum is a public meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend as observers. Please contact if you would like to attend.

Schools Forum - minutes of last meeting

The minutes of the Schools Forum meeting held on 21 February 2022 are available to download along with an executive summary of decisions.

Schools Forum current meeting papers

The agenda and papers for the Schools Forum meeting on 21 February 2022 are available to download. Papers from previous Schools Forum meetings are available to download in the archive.

Archived Schools Forum papers

Forum working groups

These are set up when a particular issue/work stream requires more attention than can be given at regular meetings and includes wider representation than the Forum membership. Their role is to provide advice and recommendations for the Forum to consider. 

Date of next meetings:

  • Funding Working Group - 24 May 2022, 4pm to 5.30pm, online via MS Teams
  • Early Years Working Group - 9 September 2022, 11am to 12.30pm, online via MS Teams