The Schools Forum is established by virtue of
47A of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (as amended by
the Education Act 2002) and Regulations.
The Membership is made up of Schools Members
(head teachers or governors) drawn from maintained schools and
academies on a broadly proportionate basis based on pupil numbers
in each category and Non-school Members (Early Years
representatives, Diocesan Authorities, Trade Union Representatives
and a 16-19 provider representative.).
The term of office of members is three
years. The current term runs from 1
September 2015 to 31 August 2018. There
is no limit on the number of terms that may be served.
Meetings are open to the public. Agenda papers are published and available on the
website at least one week in advance of a meeting.
The Department for Education Schools Forum
operational and good practice guide includes information on the
constitutional and organisational requirements for schools forums
including the powers of schools forums and the arrangements for the
election and nomination of members.