The Business committee met for its last meeting of 2016 on 22nd November. Much of the discussions revolved around the current school budgets (we still have two, although the schools are federated). The schools are experiencing a huge period of change as we move towards becoming academies and joining a Multi Academy Trust. There are also changes to schools funding due to changes at both national and local level. The Committee is therefore making decisions in respect of future financial years with these challenges in mind. However, we are always keen to ensure that we give the very best opportunities to our pupils with the funding that we receive and were pleased to agree, in principle, spending for improvements to ICT hardware across the schools, which will be exciting for both pupils and staff, and further improve our ability to deliver computing curriculum and improve our ICT provision.
Chair of Business Committee