Interesting to see where the DfE is spending our Tax Money... The Department for Education has published its annual accounts for 2015-16. As expected, the government’s spending watchdog has once again warned that the accounts lack “truth and fairness”. Schools Week has taken a forensic look at what the rest of the accounts tell us… … Continue reading Department for Education annual accounts 2015-16: key findings | Schools Week
The Birmingham group of nine Labour MPs, including Roger, wrote to Phillip Hammond MP to ask for a fair funding deal, and to warn that without one the consequences for Britain’s second city would be “catastrophic”. The MPs wrote that: “Birmingham City Council has suffered the biggest cuts in local government history - and this … Continue reading Birmingham MPs write to Chancellor to ask for a fair funding deal for our city
Parents in England will be hearing a lot more about school budgets in the next few years. Until recently many will not have tuned into the gap - which can be as much as £2,000 to £3,000 per pupil - between different areas. But with the stakes increasingly high for schools as their budgets tighten, … Continue reading BBC News: School parents lobbied as budgets tighten
State schools in England will have to find £3bn in savings by 2019-20, says the public spending watchdog. Schools face 8% budget cuts and about 60% of secondary schools already have deficits, warns a funding analysis from the National Audit Office (NAO). The Department for Education is about to launch a new funding formula, which … Continue reading BBC News: Schools face cuts of £3bn, says watchdog
Below is the Councils Published details of the Factors used in calculating LE Maintained School Budgets. autumn_16___appendix_1_school_formula_factors Alas this document is not in a easy format. We will work to present it in a more readable manner. Related Posts Birmingham City Council – Birmingham Schools Forum – Next Meeting 8th Dec. Performance and Financial Information for … Continue reading Birmingham City Council – School Funding Formula Factors
Birmingham City Council is currently preparing the budgets for 2017-18. The link below takes you to their consultation document autumn_16_-_school_funding_consultation_2017_to_2018 The link below takes you to their consultation response form autumn_16_-_appendix_3_-_consultation_response_form At least 2 of the schools in the proposed MAT have existing budget deficits, this represents a way concerned parents are able to raise … Continue reading Birmingham City Council – Consultation on School Funding 2017-18
Budgets for schools in Birmingham Each year, Birmingham City Council sets the amount that maintained schools and providers of early year provision can spend. This includes: Primary schools Secondary schools Special schools Nursery schools Academies with nursery classes Private, voluntary and independent education providers. The Council must publish information about the budgets for the next … Continue reading Budgets for schools in Birmingham
The Birmingham Schools Forum is a group that advises the Council on matters affecting school funding, including school budgets. Its members are from maintained schools, academies, early years providers, local partners and others across the Birmingham City Council area. The Forum's next meeting is: Date and time: Thursday, 8 December 2016, 2pm to 4pm (the … Continue reading Birmingham City Council – Birmingham Schools Forum – Next Meeting 8th Dec.
Please find link to Birmingham City Councils "Changing Time Ahead" report, which outlines issues and benefits Academies have faced in Birmingham. This is a hefty document but contains some interesting points. . changing times report Related Links Comments from Mike Leddy – Labour Councillor Letter sent to Councillors and MPs So what is the “Birmingham … Continue reading Birmingham City Council – “Changing Times Ahead”.
One of our team went to see Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Selly Oak, as a constituent to further discuss this topic and his response, however Mr McCabe was not present and so they instead met with Mike Leddy, the Labour Councillor.