Archive for July, 2014

Annal Nayyar reports that The EFA have written a letter on school funding reforms to all academies announcing the rates of the Education Services Grant

The EFA have written a letter on school funding reforms to all academies announcing the rates of the Education Services Grant (ESG) in 2015 to 2016 and summarising the main funding changes for the 2015 to 2016 academic year. There will be a rolling programme of online communications in the autumn to help academies understand [...]

Annal Nayyar reports that Information across high needs funding arrangements has been published by the EFA

The EFA  have  issued a further update to the 16 to 25 high needs funding additional information document, to include details on funding arrangements for the 2015 to 2016 academic year. The new version lists any significant updates made since the last edition in the introduction pages.  Check the DFE website for further information

Annal Nayyar reminds you that Academies and free schools are required to correctly register all land associated with them, with the land registry.

The requirement is set out at 5.1 of ‘academy and free school: model funding agreements’. Individual funding agreements will vary, but all include a similar clause. This is a simple and easy process – but important to get right. You may want to check with your solicitors, or you can easily get hold of a [...]

Annal Nayyar reports on free schools – The guide gives information about revenue funding for mainstream free schools for the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

Annal Nayyar reports on free schools – The guide gives information about revenue funding for mainstream free schools for the 2014 to 2015 academic year. It includes details of: local pre-16 formula funding national 16 to 19 formula funding educational services grant business rates grant high-needs funding pupil premium post-opening grant The financial template will [...]

Annal Nayyar reports on free schools -The guide gives information about revenue funding for alternative provision (AP) free schools for the 2014 to 2015 academic year. It includes details

The guide gives information about revenue funding for alternative provision (AP) free schools for the 2014 to 2015 academic year. It includes details of: high-needs funding commissioner top-up funding national 16 to 19 formula funding educational services grant business rates grant pupil premium post-opening grant The financial template will help proposer groups plan their budget. [...]

Annal Nayyar report on Departmental advice to help schools and governing bodies review and revise school leaders’ and teachers’ pay and conditions.

The advice is to help schools and governing bodies: Develop their own process for making decisions on teachers’ pay in relation to the ‘School teachers’ pay and conditions document (STPCD) 2013’ Set the pay of school leaders and make other changes in relation to the ‘Interim school teachers’ pay and conditions document 2014’ The advice [...]

Annal Nayyar reports on Education Minister Nick Gibb announces £18 million of additional funding to boost music education.

Music education for children will receive an £18 million funding boost Education Minister Nick Gibb announced today (22 July). The extra £18 million will be allocated to music education, including to the national network of 123 music education hubs established in 2012. This brings the total amount of funding available to music hubs in the [...]

Annal Nayyar reports on Changes to the school admissions code

This consultation seeks views on Department for Education proposals to revise the current School Admissions Code. The aim is to improve the fair and open allocation of places in maintained schools and academies, and to support social mobility by allowing admission authorities to give priority for school places to disadvantaged children. The changes are primarily [...]

Annal Nayyar – Education Minister Nick Gibb announces £18 million of additional funding to boost music education.

Music education for children will receive an £18 million funding boost Education Minister Nick Gibb announced today (22 July).   The extra £18 million will be allocated to music education, including to the national network of 123 music education hubs established in 2012. This brings the total amount of funding available to music hubs in [...]

Annal Nayyar- Savings to the education services grant for 2015 to 2016

The Education Services Grant (ESG) is an un-ringfenced grant paid to local authorities and academies. There is a general funding rate, which is the same for pupils in local authority maintained schools and academies. Currently, academies also receive additional transitional protection. When we introduced the ESG, we said that this transitional protection will be removed [...]