The Government requires that each Local Authority maintains a Schools Forum in accordance with the requirements of the Education Act 2002 and subsequent regulations (in line with the Schools Forums (England) Regulations 2012 (S.I 2012/2261) (as amended).
The High Needs Task Group is a subgroup of the Schools Forum and membership is by invite only. This task related sub-group discusses specific issues and produces decisions and draft advice for the Forum to consider. This group can include additional representation to ensure that the necessary expertise is included in the group.
Task Groups meet as and when appropriate in order to discuss specific issues, and to produce draft advice and recommendations which is reported to the next Schools Forum for consideration. For more information please see below.