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School Funding Reform. Bursars & Business Managers Briefing January 2013. Why is the change happening?. The Department for Educations (DfE) stated objective is to reform the school funding system to make it fairer, simpler, more consistent and transparent. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • School Funding ReformBursars & Business Managers Briefing January 2013

    Governor training 2008-09

  • Why is the change happening?The Department for Educations (DfE) stated objective is to reform the school funding system to make it fairer, simpler, more consistent and transparent. First step in the move to a national funding formula for schools (2015-16?)Reallocates the same amount of funding between schools

  • Schools Budget-Funding Streams





    Schools &Provisions

    Dedicated Schools Grant

    Sixth Form Funding (LSC)

    Pupil Premium


    Central Individual Budget Schools Budget

    PVIs, Admissions, Agency etc




  • Dedicated Schools Grant - new blocksSchools per pupil High Needs fixed allocation based on 2012-13Early years per pupil

    Blocks are not ring fenced movements between blocks approved by Lead Member

  • What about Pupil Premium?Pupil premium remains a separate grantWill continue as a credit

  • Early Years Block

    Governor training 2008-09

  • What is funded from this block?PVI providersNursery classes in schoolsCentral expenditure on early years pupils

  • Early YearsJanuary pupil countNo change to 3 & 4 year old fundingNew funding for most needy 2 year olds

  • Schools Block

    Governor training 2008-09

  • Schools BlockDelegated to schoolsExceptFunding for additional school places inc KS1Funding pooled by maintained schools inc contingencies, EALS, Behaviour SupportHistoric Commitments - combined services, CERA, limited redundancy paymentsLA statutory duties - Admissions, carbon reduction commitments, servicing Schools Forums

  • Schools Funding Formula TimetableSchools Forum started work Nov 2011Report to Schools Forum recommended new formula following consultation with schools 24 September 2012Lead member approval 15 October 2012Returns to the EFA 31 Oct 12 & 22 Jan 13Issue 2013-14 budget shares late February 2013 (exc EY & post 16)

  • Which factors are no longer allowed?Teaching & Learning protectionMost premises factorsSchool meals Library serviceInsurancesNQTsSchool staffPersonalised learning

    KS1 top upSpecialist schoolsStatementsClawbacks and supplements

  • Allowable formula factorsPer pupil (Primary, Secondary KS3 and KS4)Deprivation (Free meals & IDACI)SEN (prior attainment)Lump sum (max 200k)RatesSplit sitesPFIAdditional site factors approved by EFA

    Less targeted less sensitive

  • DataNew pupil count date OctoberAll data sets are provided by the DfE

  • How was the funding allocated?

    Governor training 2008-09

  • Changes to how you get funding

    Governor training 2008-09

  • Moving into the formulaHeadroomDevolved former standards fund grantsLocal Area Partnership BoardsFormer Pupil Retention GrantFormer NQT adjustments

    These were credits and were included in school exemplification baselines

  • Replacing statement fundingStatement funding less than 6,000 per statement has been reallocated to all schools based on prior attainment factors

    Targets SEN funding to low achieversRemoves the link between statements and fundingBrings ESCC in line with most other authorities

  • Moving out of the formulaKey stage 1 top up SEN top up i.e. statement funding over 6000

    These will be credits

  • Key Stage 1 top upNo calc change April to AugWill be paid as a creditNew calculation from September

  • Protections

    Governor training 2008-09

  • ProtectionsMFG will operate for at least 2 years at -1.5% per pupil (excluding lump sum and new delegation) Statement funding (excluding de-delegation) is inside the MFG baseline giving interim protection for schools with comparatively large numbers of statements)Gains will be capped at 3% (excluding lump sum and new delegation)

  • Growth Fund

    Governor training 2008-09

  • Growth FundApproved by Schools Forum Nov 12Funding for additional places required by the authorityFunding for Key stage 1 top up

    Will be a credit

  • High Needs block

    Governor training 2008-09

  • What is funded from the block?Special school and academy placesSpecial facility placesAlternative provision placesTop up funding schools and FELA responsibilitiesLA spending for special schools and academies

  • Top-Up FundingDetermined by commissioner the LA the school/academy/collegeDesigned to meet the individual needs of the pupil over and above place fundingDfE suggested strongly that LAs develop banded funding systems to determine top-up funding

  • TimetableWorking group recommendation for a banded funding framework to Schools Forum for banded funding framework Dec 12Schools Forum recommendation to lead member 21 Jan 13Lead Member decision on banded funding framework 21 Jan 13

  • Payment of top up fundingMonthly countPaid monthly in arrear

  • Top up funding for pupils in mainstream schools

    Governor training 2008-09

  • Top up for mainstream schools Schools will meet the additional needs of pupils up to 6000 from their budget sharesMonthly countFunding follows pupil in yearPupils with existing statements will automatically move to the new bandingsNew qualifying pupils will be assessed and banded

  • ExamplePupils with Band B and above statements will assimilate to the new banded funding framework e.g. B = band 2 School will fund the first 6,000 from budget sharetop up paid by LA will be 1421.88New pupils with additional needs costing more than 6,000 will be banded for top up purposes

  • Special schools, special units and facilities in maintained schools and academies

    Governor training 2008-09

  • Place fundingPlace funding (Special Facilities and Special Schools) - 10,000Place funding (College central) - 8,000

    Pupils in special facilities will not be included on the school roll for funding

  • Special Schools calculating top upBanded funding for the individual pupilPlus universal non banded fundingPlus exceptional non banded fundingPlus/minus MFG or cappingLess Place funding 10,000

  • Special Facilities calculating top up Banded funding for the individual pupilPlus universal non banded funding Plus/minus MFG or cappingLess Place funding 10,000