Salford Schools Forum

About schools forums

Schools forums generally have a consultative role. However, there are situations in which they have decision making powers. The respective roles of schools forums, local authorities, and the Department for Education (DfE) are summarised in the schools forum powers and responsibilities guidance.

There’s no specific definition of these consultation requirements over and above the wording in the regulations. It’s a matter for the local authority to decide on the appropriate level of detail it needs to generate a sufficiently informed response from schools forum.

The schools forum regulations provide a framework for the appointment of members, but allow a considerable degree of discretion in order to accommodate local priorities and practice. A quick guide to the structure of schools forums is available on GOV.UK.

Meeting dates

  • Wednesday 7 December 2022

Members

Expand the boxes below to see all the schools and non-schools members.

Schools

Primary schools - Head teachers

Member Term of office
Steve Kirkpatrick August 2022 / August 2026
Sandra Burgess April 2020 / April 2024
Stephen Lawler-Smith July 2020 / July 2024
Roger Blackburn October 2020 / October 2024

Primary schools - Governors

Member Term of office
Gail McNally October 2021 / October 2025
Judith Elderkin (Deputy Chair) December 2020 / December 2024
Stacey Corlett March 2019 / March 2023

Primary academy - Head teachers

Member Term of office
Judith Richens December 2019 / December 2023

Primary academy - Governors

Member Term of office
Andrew Sargeant (Chair) March 2021 / March 2025

Secondary schools - Head teachers

Member Term of office
Andrea Cavanagh November 2018 / November 2022

Secondary schools - Governors

Member Term of office
Graham Walker September 2020 / Septenber 2024

Secondary academy - Head teachers

Member Term of office
Claire Coy September 2022 to September 2026
Paul McEvoy May 2022 / May 2026

Secondary academy - Governors

Member Term of office
Vacant Vacant

Special schools

Member Term of office
Jacqui Wennington March 2021 / March 2025

Special academy - Head teachers

Member Term of office
Martin Hanbury December 2020 / December 2024

Pupil referral units

Member Term of office
Debbie Ramsay October 2020 / October 2024

Non-schools

Faith communities

Member Term of office
Julia Kinch December 2020 / December 2024

The Early Years Partnership

Member Term of office
Jackie Kerr March 2021 / March 2025

The 14 / 19 Partnership

Member Term of office
Laura Barnes September 2022 to September 2026

Teacher trade union

Member Term of office
Rachel Knight September 2022 to September 2026

Non-teacher trade union

Member Term of office
Diane Ogg May 2019 / May 2023

The constitution, agendas, meeting records and reports are available below. Older agendas, minutes and reports can also be viewed.

Powers and responsibilities

The Education and Skills Funding Agency have published a document that outlines the schools forum powers and responsibilities (Adobe PDF format)

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

Who to contact

Name
Vivienne Bentley
Address
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
Salford
M27 5DA
Map to this location
Telephone
0161 603 4322
Email
vivienne.bentley@salford.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 5 December 2022

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