DfE writes off free school funding | Schools Week

More wasted money... The government has written off £800,000 it was unable to claw back from free schools.Schools Week revealed last month that the DfE needed to claw back £11 million from more than 100 free schools after they failed to recruit the expected numbers of pupils in the past academic year.New free schools are … Continue reading DfE writes off free school funding | Schools Week

Pilot to return teachers to classroom failed to fill physics spaces | Schools Week

A Freedom of Information request found only three of 53 lead schools in the pilot took on 20 or more returner teachers - despite funding for up to 40 teachers being available. Source: Pilot to return teachers to classroom failed to fill physics spaces | Schools Week

Academies revenue funding allocations – GOV.UK

Updated Government Guidance on Academy Funding Introduction Education Funding Agency (EFA) funds academies (including free schools, university technical colleges and special academies) on the same basis as maintained schools. Allocations and payments to academies are based on an academic year, compared with financial year for maintained schools. You can read a separate guide about funding … Continue reading Academies revenue funding allocations – GOV.UK

Birmingham City Council – Birmingham Schools Forum – Next Meeting 8th Dec.

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.

Birmingham City Council – “Changing Times Ahead”.

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”.

Letter sent to Councillors and MPs

Below is a copy of a letter sent by one of our team to the local MP's and councillors. I am writing in relation to the proposed creation of a multi-academy trust of seven primary and secondary schools in Kings Heath and Moseley, about which parents received letters two weeks ago (example attached). I and … Continue reading Letter sent to Councillors and MPs

School Cuts

See how the changes to education funding are affecting your school. Kings Heath Primary -£296,516 (-£474 per pupil, - 7 teachers) Wheelers Lane Primary -£319,503 (-£509 per pupil, - 8 teachers) Park Hill Primary -£375,765 (-£684 per pupil, -10 teachers) Swanshurst Secondary -£729,044 (-£489 per pupil, -19 teachers) Queensbridge School -£678,450 (-£903 per pupil, -18 … Continue reading School Cuts