One academies member needed – Ealing schools forum

01 Jun 2020

There is currently a vacancy on the Ealing schools forum for one academies representative.

As per the terms of reference of Ealing schools forum, academies members can be elected to the schools forum by the members of the relevant group according to a process determined by the group. The Schools Forum Operational and Good Practice Guidance of 2017 states that “Academies members must be elected by the proprietor bodies of the academies in the local authority’s area, and they are probably best placed to determine the process”.

Consequently, I have written to the head teachers of Ealing’s academies informing them of the vacancy and seeking a nomination. Ealing’s academies may wish to consider the pupil proportions across all academies when electing their representative(s). Academies members are there to represent the proprietor bodies of academies and are therefore not necessarily restricted to principals, senior staff or governors.

How to nominate

The proprietor bodies and head teachers of Ealing’s academies should consider one person whom they would like to nominate for this vacancy and inform Cornelia Harding of their nomination by 5pm on Monday 15 June 2020 using the email address below.

About Ealing schools forum

The constitution of the Ealing schools forum includes three academies members, of which there is now one vacancy. There are no restrictions on consecutive periods of membership.

Ealing schools forum has a consultative and decision making role detailed in the terms of reference – available upon request from Cornelia Harding (contact details below).

It is used by the LA to consult on:

  • Any proposed changes to the school funding formula including the financial effect of any such change
  • The terms of a proposed contract for supplies and services where the estimated value of the proposed public services contract is not less than the specific threshold which applies to the LA
  • The LA’s function relating to the schools budget in connection with education of pupils with special educational needs, early years education, use of pupil referral units, education of children otherwise than at school, insurance, free school meals, allocation of central government grants and scheme for the financing of schools.


Corneila Harding
Tel: 0208 825 7380

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Last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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