Monthly Archives: March 2015

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports on open letter from Regional School Commissioners

Fis-edsolutions ltd  reports on open letter from Regional School Commissioners

It is now 6 months since the Regional School Commissioners (RSCs) started their work with their Head teacher Boards (HTBs) advising them and, as the National Schools Commissioner.

Please see attached open letter

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-to-all-academy-principals-from-frank-green

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports on Premises standards as per advice from the Department for Education.

Fis-edsolutions ltd  reports on Premises standards as per advice from the Department for Education.

This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients understand their obligations and duties in relation to the School Premises Regulations 2012, which came into force on 31 October 2012, and Part 5 of the revised Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 20101 , which came into force on 1 January 2013.

Fis-edsolutions ltd blogs Provisional allocation tables, by schools and by region, are calculated using the January 2014 school census data and looked-after children numbers from the March 2014 children looked-after return (also known as SSDA90

Fis-edsolutions ltd  blogs Provisional allocation tables, by schools and by region, are calculated using the January 2014 school census data and looked-after children numbers from the March 2014 children looked-after return (also known as SSDA903).

Final allocations for schools using January 2015 school census data will be calculated in June 2015.

The conditions of grant document summarises the conditions for schools and local authorities receiving the pupil premium grant.

 

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports latest information on Information about how much universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) funding schools will receive for the academic year 2015 to 2016.

Fis-edsolutions ltd  reports latest information on Information about how much universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) funding schools will receive for the academic year 2015 to 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals-uifsm-funding-allocations-2015-to-2016

 

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports Academy trusts can find documents to help them complete their 2015 to 2016 budget forecast returns, due 31 July 2015.

The workbook and guide on this page will help you prepare for the new online form, which the Education Funding Agency (EFA) will publish by 1 June 2015. You may use this workbook to prepare your forecast before you complete the online form, but you will need to submit it using the online form once it is published in June.

The workbook is available in an open document format as well as in Microsoft Excel.

A training video to help you complete the new online form will be published in May 2015.

If your 2014 to 2015 budget forecast remains due, you will need to refer to the2014 to 2015 budget forecast guide.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academies-budget-forecast-form?utm_source=EFA%20e-bulletin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=e-bulletin&mxmroi=2305-9325-22419-0

 

Fis-edsolutions ltds reports on UIFSM March 2015

The conditions of grant document explains how much UIFSM funding each school will get in the academic year 2015 to 2016. It also sets out how schools and local authorities will receive their payments.

The calculator allows schools to estimate the amount of grant they may receive for the academic year 2015 to 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals-uifsm-funding-allocations-2015-to-2016

From September 2014, all government-funded schools must offer free school meals to every pupil in:

  • reception
  • year 1
  • year 2

To provide these meals, the DFE give funding to:

 

Fis-edsolutions ltd blogs The conditions of grant document explains how much UIFSM funding each school will get in the academic year 2015 to 2016.

Fis-edsolutions ltd  blogs The conditions of grant document explains how much UIFSM funding each school will get in the academic year 2015 to 2016.

It also sets out how schools and local authorities will receive their payments.

The calculator allows schools to estimate the amount of grant they may receive for the academic year 2015 to 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals-uifsm-funding-allocations-2015-to-2016

fis-edsolutions ltd reports The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has developed this guidance for governors and their boards to consider before becoming an academy.

fis-edsolutions ltd  reports The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has developed this guidance for governors and their boards to consider before becoming an academy.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/becoming-an-academy-top-tips-for-governors/governor-top-tips

Fis-edsolutions blogs David Cameron has promised a future Conservative government would protect England’s schools budget in cash terms, but per pupil funding would not keep pace with inflation.

Fis-edsolutions  blogs  David Cameron has promised a future Conservative government would protect England’s schools budget in cash terms, but per pupil funding would not keep pace with inflation.

The prime minister said the government would provide a further £7bn for extra places for rising numbers of pupils.

Mr Cameron said hundreds more secondary schools would become academies.

Labour’s Tristram Hunt said Tory claims to protect funding were “unravelling” and represented a “real-terms cut”.

On school funding, the prime minister promised to protect “flat cash” per pupil spending, but this would reduce in value with inflation.

Mr Cameron said this would mean “difficult decisions”, but the government had demonstrated that with greater efficiency “more could be achieved with less”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31087137

Fis-edsolutions ltd bloggs on BBC article School with £1.4m shortfall is not failing

An academy with a £1.4m shortfall is “not a failing school”, according to the head of its interim board. Douglas Tribe, head of a six person board brought in to replace the 18 person governing body of Blue Coat School in Coventry, admitted that the financial situation was “worse than anticipated” but says the board intends to put the school on “a sound financial footing.”. The school has been given emergency funds from the EFA

.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-31769648