Issue - decisions

School Balances

08/01/2020 - School Reserve Balances Year Ending 31 March 2019

(a)       That the school reserves balances as at the 31 March 2019 be noted;


(b)       That the Committee urges the Authority, notwithstanding the Estyn recommendation R4 and recognising that schools are not entitled to set a deficit budget, to continue to support schools in financial difficulty with a view to resolving deficits without detriment to pupils’ learning; and


(c)        That a letter be written, on behalf of the Committee, to the Welsh Government Minister for Education outlining the Committee’s concerns around school balances, which were clearly replicated across Wales, and seeking clarity around funding for the teacher’s pay awards and increasing pension contributions.