School funding in England. Current system and proposals for ‘fairer school funding’

House of commons Library briefing paper about proposed changes to the school funding formula. http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN06702

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Stirchly Primary also starts move to Academisation

It has been brought to our attention that Stirchly Primary has also started the move towards Academisation.  We wish parents and the community for the school all the best with ensuring that this is the best for their school, also we are happy to offer what help we can. http://www.stirchly.bham.sch.uk/academy-consultation Academies and maintained schools: what … Continue reading Stirchly Primary also starts move to Academisation

Letter Sent to Birmingham Labour Party and Birmingham Liberal Democrats.

One of our team has sent the letter below to both the Birmingham Labour Party and Birmingham Liberal Democrats to raise awareness and request support for the actions of the Group. "As you may be aware there are plans for 7 of Kings Heaths and Moseleys schools to join to form a Multi Academy Trust, … Continue reading Letter Sent to Birmingham Labour Party and Birmingham Liberal Democrats.

Response from Selly Oak MP

One of our team wrote to Steve McCabe MP to ask for advice and support regarding our work to increase awareness of the proposed changes.  They received the following response. "I am assuming you are a constituent and that’s why you’ve contacted me regarding the issue of a Kings Heath Multi Academy Trust although unfortunately … Continue reading Response from Selly Oak MP

Response From Hall Green and Moseley MP

One of our team wrote to Roger Godsiff MP to ask for advice and support regarding our work to increase awareness of the proposed changes.  They received the following response - "Thank you for your email about the proposals to create a multi-academy trust out of seven schools in Moseley and Kings Heath. I am … Continue reading Response From Hall Green and Moseley MP

Local Government Lawyer – Confirmation that schools will no longer be forced to become Academies

More confirmation that the plans to force all schools to become academies has been scrapped - this article is from November 2016 and so definately relevant and again from an organisation that provides advice to Local Government. the-scrapping-of-the-education-bill Aren’t all schools going to be forced to become Academies anyway? – False Isn’t the LEA going … Continue reading Local Government Lawyer – Confirmation that schools will no longer be forced to become Academies

Local Government Lawyer – Clarity around funding

These guidance notes are from 2010 - but they confirm the content of the guidance provided by government regarding the handling of deficits and surpluses when a school transfers to an academy In summary If the school is forced to become an academy due to poor performance - and has a surplus - the surplus … Continue reading Local Government Lawyer – Clarity around funding

Jargon Buster – Now Live

We have added a jargon buster covering many of the very common terms used in Education to help people understand the documents provided.

Achievement and attainment tables

(now known again as performance tables) – The DfE publishes tables that provide a reliable and easily accessible source of comparative information. The tables report achievements for primary school pupils at the end of Key Stage 2. The secondary (Key Stage 4) tables report the GCSE (and equivalent) achievements of pupils at the end of … Continue reading Achievement and attainment tables