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 and Academy membership

We currently have a number of vacancies on the Schools Forum. We are seeking nominations to fill these roles. Find out more and/or nominate somebody.

Maintained primary schools (6 representatives)

  • Ashfield: Louise Regan, Hillocks Primary School
  • Bassetlaw and Gedling: Vacancy
  • Broxtowe: Adrian Nash, Round Hill and Lynn Corner-Brown, Wadsworth (shared role)
  • Mansfield: Helen Atkins, Leas Park Junior School - vice chair
  • Newark: Helen Richardson, John Blow Primary
  • Rushcliffe: Ly Toom, Willow Brook Primary School

Maintained secondary schools (1 representative)

  • Vacancy

Academy (7 representatives)

  • Dick Vasey, Ashfield School
  • Craig Weaver, Carlton-le-Willows Academy
  • James McGeachie, The Becket School
  • four vacancies

Maintained special schools (1 representative)

  • Dawn Wigley, Ash Lea School

Academy special schools (1 representative - shared role)

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

Governors (5 representatives)

  • Valerie Holland, Westdale Infant School, Maintained Primary
  • Tony Colton, Minister, Maintained Secondary
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

Non-school membership

Private, voluntary & independent nursery providers (2 representatives)

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

Diocesan representatives (2 representatives)

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

14-19 Partnership representative (1 representative)

  • Vacancy

Trade union representatives (2 representatives)

  • Teacher trade unions: Joe Jeffries, NASUWT
  • Support Staff unions: Jo Myers, UNISON 


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