The Dorset Schools' Forum is an advisory group of head teachers, school governors and non-school members with specific decision making powers who meet with the local authority (LA) to consider financial matters relating to schools and wider education.
It acts as the conduit for colleagues in schools, early years' settings and providers of 16-19 education, for information relating to schools' budget funding. It also provides the principal feedback channel on funding issues, enabling the views of schools and providers to be formally communicated to LA officers and county councillors.
As it is required to take a strategic view in all its dealings, the Schools' Forum is unable to 'champion' individual causes. However, it is always useful for members to be appraised of any issues.