Hackney Community College Principal’s Question Time Where have we been? Where are we now? Where next?
A JOURNEY OF IMPROVEMENT Success Rates Teaching Grades
OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS FROM INSPECTION • This is a good college which has made significant progress since the previous inspection. • It has tackled well all of the key areas for improvement identified at that inspection. • The college’s capacity to make further improvements is good.
CONTEXT: BIGGEST FUNDING CUTS IN A GENERATION Britain's budget cuts outline radical path toward smaller government Britain announced deep and wide-ranging budget cuts today that aim to eliminate its £200 billion deficit over the next five years. 20 Oct 2010 An employee walks past rows of televisions at an electrical store in Edinburgh, Scotland, showing Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. He said on Wednesday Britain would cut half a million public sector jobs, raise the retirement age and slash the welfare state as part of the biggest spending cuts in a generation.
GOVERNMENT POLICY CHANGES AND THEIR IMPACT: YOUNG PEOPLE • For 2010/11 – No new EMAs since January, No EMA by July • For 2011/12 – Increased hardship fund, worth only 15% of EMA • Could lead to reduction in participation rates & falling numbers • Need to encourage students to think positively about the benefits that education brings • For 2011/12: • Entitlement funding cut from 120 hours to 30 – impact of - £700k • But will be more funding for disadvantaged areas – amount TBC • Hope cut will be no more than 3% - £200k • Discussion Point: How should we use the new 16-18 hardship fund to best support students & help attendance?
GOVERNMENT POLICY CHANGES AND THEIR IMPACT: ADULTS • For 2011/12 the change in SFA Adult funding: • Rates cuts - £297k from our funding • Outcome Incentive Payments top-slices - £227k • ESOL weighting & entitlement change – have to generate £560k more activity to hit our funding target (“More for Less”) • Also facing cuts in several other income sources -£200k • Major changes to funding eligibility - most significant is that most learners on “inactive benefits” won’t get free tuition for many programmes* • 50%+ of current learners could be affected by this policy change, resulting in over £1.3M less income • If we miss the funding target as a result these funds could be clawed back – unlikely this will be made up from fees • Risk to adult participation rates next year * Includes lone parent, disability, income support and housing benefits