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Schools Budget Briefing 2012. 23rd February 2012 – LDC 1 March 2012 – Castledyke Primary School Becky McIntyre – Assistant Director: Resources. Schools Budget Briefing 2012. - Introduction - National Schools Funding - Local Schools Funding

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Schools budget briefing 2012

Schools Budget Briefing 2012

23rd February 2012 – LDC

1 March 2012 – Castledyke Primary School

Becky McIntyre – Assistant Director: Resources

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Schools Budget Briefing 2012

- Introduction

- National Schools Funding

- Local Schools Funding

- Other Issues – Pupil Premium and Schools Financial Value Standards


Round up of 2011-12

  • New local funding formula for schools

  • Single Formula for Early Years

  • Introduction of National Pupil Premium

  • Changes to Capital Grant

  • Academy Conversions

Schools budget briefing 2012

National Schools Funding

  • 2012-13 Dedicated Schools Grant fixed 11/12 level £4817.71

  • 2012-13 Pupil Premium increases to £600 per pupil and based on ‘Ever Free School Meals’

  • 2012-13 Devolved Capital Formula Grant fixed 11/12 level

Schools budget briefing 2012

National Schools Funding Continued

National Funding Review Update

- Consultation July – Oct 2011

- Next Steps

National formula funding review
National Formula Funding Review

Consultation – New funding System:

  • Supports the needs of pupils;

  • Is clear and transparent;

  • Enables schools and Academies, sponsors and Free School proposers to make informed decisions about their provision;

  • Enables schools and Academies to be funded on a broadly comparable basis;

  • Allows local decision making to address local needs.

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National Formula Funding Review

  • The new national formula will include:

  • A basic amount per pupil;

  • Additional per pupil funding for deprivation;

  • Additional funding to protect small schools;

  • An adjustment for areas with higher labour costs.

  • Additional funding for pupils who have English as an Additional Language (EAL)?

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National Formula Funding Review

  • Calculation based on either:

  • Individual schools based on the schools within the area and the pupils within those schools, or

  • local authority based solely on the pupils within the area

  • New Dedicated Schools Grant to be allocated in three main blocks to local authorities. These blocks will cover:

  • Schools

  • High Needs Pupils

  • Early Years

  • ….And a block for central expenditure

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National Formula Funding Review

  • Next Steps:

  • Report on feedback December 2011

    • good deal of consensus around some proposals,

    • however, the responses also reflect a variety of views over some of the key aspects of the system.

  • The Department is now working on developing further proposals in light of the responses.

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    Local Schools Funding

    2012-13 Indicative budgets issued 1st Feb Based on some levels as 2011/2012 but with the following changes:-

    Block Sum

    - Broadband based on actual cost

    - Small school adjustment made to protect total block to minimum £95,000

    - Split site allowance set at £10,000

    New allowance for Traveller Pupils based on same unit cost as EAL funding.

    Transitional Funding

    Schools amalgamating transitional funding extended for 2 yearsBIP & Diploma funding transition endsSmall schools transitional ends (above adjustments made)

    Schools budget briefing 2012

    Local Schools Funding Continued

    2012-13 School funding to be confirmed:-

    - Final AWPU rates - Minimum Funding Guarantee level - Other targeted funding - School Meal Funding - Central Budgets

    School Meal Funding

    • Updated formula to be agreed at Schools Forum 6th March 2011- Includes a block sum to represent running a kitchen for minimum level- Includes rate for free school meal eligibility

    • Transitional funding will be made available for schools whose allocation is less than estimated cost of meals provision.

    Schools budget briefing 2012

    Other Issues

    Pupil Premium

    • To support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils

    • From September 2012 schools must publish on-line how used Pupil Premium allocations.

    • Performance tables will capture the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.


    Other issues
    Other Issues

    Schools Financial Value Standard

    • Replaces FMSiS

    • Governing bodies have formal responsibility for the financial management of their schools, and so the standard is primarily aimed at governors.

    • Annual review (by March 2013 if met FMSiS) submit to LA

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    Other Issues

    Charging for early years education

    • Education Act 2011 introduces ability for schools to charge for additional hours