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Schools forum

The Government requires that each local authority maintain a Schools Forum to represent its school’s views on matters relating to the total Schools’ Budget. There are national regulations which govern the composition, constitution and procedures of Schools Forums. Although they operate in a mainly consultative and advisory role, Schools Forums also have some decision making powers in relation to the balance between the delegated and centrally retained funds within the Schools’ Budget.

School & Academy membership

Maintained primary schools

  • Ashfield: Louise Regan, Hillocks Primary School
  • Bassetlaw: Adrienne Allcock, Walkeringham Primary School
  • Broxtowe: Sally Bates, Wadsworth Fields Primary School - CHAIR
  • Gedling: Julian Wilson, Haddon Primary School
  • Mansfield: Helen Atkins, Leas Park Junior School
  • Newark: Helen Richardson, John Blow Primary
  • Rushcliffe: Ly Toom, Willow Brook Primary School

Maintained secondary schools

  • Christopher James, Garibaldi School


  • Dick Vasey, Ashfield School
  • Dave Cotton, Tuxford Academy
  • Craig Weaver, Carlton-le-Willows Academy
  • Donna Trusler, Manor Academy
  • James McGeachie, The Becket School

Maintained special schools

  • Kathy MacIntyre, Derrymount School
  • Dawn Wigley, Ash Lea School

Academy special schools

  • Adrian O'Malley, Beech Academy
  • Chris Humphries, Foxwood Academy

Pupil Referral Unit 

  • Rob Lancaster, Head of PRU


Maintained Primary

  • Valerie Holland, Westdale Infant School
  • Vacancy

Maintained secondary

  • Tony Colton, Minster


  • Cllr Mike Quigley, Retford Oaks Academy

Non-school membership

Private, voluntary & independent nursery providers

  • Karen O’Connell, Chair – Early Years Consultation Group 
  • Chris Walton, Member – Early Years Consultation Group

Diocesan representatives

  • Church of England Diocese: Claire Meese, Diocesan Director of Education 
  • Roman Catholic Diocese: Carlo Cuomo, Headteacher, Christ the King - VICE CHAIR 

14-19 Partnership representative

  • Vacant

Trade union representatives

  • Teacher trade unions: Joe Jeffries, NASUWT
  • Non-teaching trade unions: Hazel Allister, UNISON 


2016-17 School and Early Years Funding Consultation

Fairer school funding

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