Archive for June, 2014

Annal Nayyar reports Early years pupil premium and funding for 2-year-olds

The introduction of an early years pupil premium for all disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds in April 2015 Moving to participation funding for the early education entitlement for 2-year-olds in the financial year 2015 to 2016

Annal Nayyar reports Pupil Premium Awards reward schools that have used their pupil premium in new or especially effective ways to help disadvantaged pupils

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave out the 2014 Pupil Premium Awards this morning (25 June 2014) in a ceremony in London. These reward schools that have done the most with their funding to help close the performance gap between their poorest pupils and their peers.

Annal Nayyar Blogs : PE and sport grant allocations

The PE and sport grant is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England to improve physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over 3 academic years from 2013 to 2016.   The grant will be calculated and paid on an academic year basis. The calculation of funding is currently based on the following: [...]

Annal Nayyar Blogs – Pupil premium payment dates that Academies need to be aware off.

Pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England and provides funding for two policies:   raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces The grant is calculated and paid on a financial-year basis. Allocations for [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs Information for schools about the progress 8 measure to be introduced in 2016, along with the terms and conditions for opting in from 2015.

Information for schools about the progress 8 measure to be introduced in 2016, along with the terms and conditions for opting in from 2015. The new performance measures, to be introduced in 2016, are based on the progress 8 measure. They are designed to encourage schools to teach a broad curriculum and reward schools that [...]

Annal Nayyar reports on New payment profiles for academies and free schools

EFA is revising the payment profile for academies and free schools from September 2014. This will provide more consistency across all state-funded schools and simplify financial planning.

Annal Nayyar reports on Risk protection arrangements (RPA) for academy trusts

The risk protection arrangement (RPA) for academy trusts is an alternative to insurance where losses that arise are covered by UK government funds. It will be effective from 1 September 2014. Academy trusts joining the RPA in September can do so at any time before 1 September but if they opt in after 30 June [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs Priority School Building Programme 2 applications

The online expression of interest application system for the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP2) has now opened. Local authorities, diocese, and academy trusts have until 3pm on Monday 21 July 2014 to submit expressions of interest for whole school sites or multiple individual buildings. PSBP2 was launched on 1 May 2014 [...]

Annal Nayyar reports on School Teachers’ Review Body – Twenty-Fourth Report – 2014

The Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove):  The 24th report of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is being published today, responding to the remit I issued in October 2013.  The report contains recommendations on how to apply the pay award for teachers that is due to be implemented from September 2014. Subject to [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs LGA calls for academy intervention powers

The Local Government Association has called on the government to restore ‘stability’ to school governance by returning powers over school intervention to town halls. Following an investigation by education watchdog Ofsted into extremism in schools in Birmingham, the umbrella group of local authorities said reestablishing local oversight of all schools was vital. The review by [...]