Monthly Archives: January 2016

fis-edsolutions ltd = school league tables 2015 published today

school league tables: Quarter of a million pupils taught at failing secondaries, figures show

more than a quarter of a million pupils are being educated in schools that fail to provide a decent education, new figures show.

“Today’s results show how far we have come in raising standards, but they also highlight where some pupils are still at risk of falling behind.”

Nick Gibb, schools minister

 

A total of 329 schools are failing to meet Government floor targets, which means hundreds of thousands of children are missing out on a decent education, the data reveals.

• GCSE league tables: compare your school’s performance
• A-level league tables: compare your school’s performance
• Top 100 secondary schools by A-level results 2015
• Top 100 secondary schools by GCSE results 2015
• Secondary school league tables: how to read the results

 

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports on the Schools financial health and efficiency

The dfe- introduces a financial health and efficiency webpage for schools. This collection brings together relevant information, tools, guidance, and links to external resources, existing and new, into one easily accessible place.

Good financial health and maximising the efficient use of funding is essential to delivering educational excellence. The economic climate means there is more impetus than ever for schools to become as efficient as they can. For schools to deliver the high standards we expect of them, they must start from a position of strong financial management.

The government recognises the important role of governors, headteachers, CEOs of multi-academy trusts, school business managers, and everyone else involved in the financial management of schools.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/schools-financial-health-and-efficiency?utm_source=EFA%20e-bulletin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=e-bulletin&mxmroi=2305-23085-38439-0

fis-edsolutions highlights report that Teaching and school leadership unions have issued a joint statement to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) today

Teaching and school leadership unions have issued a joint statement to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) today, warning the Government risks undermining teaching standards because of real terms reduction in funding and the “continued erosion of teachers’ pay”. Union bosses say they are opposed to the Government’s wish to continue to limit teachers’ annual pay increases to an average of 1% for a further four years, following “five years of imposed pay restraint”. The document signed by ASCL, ATL, NAHT, NUT, UCAC and Voice unions says: “We are facing a national crisis in number of teachers and as pay and prospects improve in comparable occupations, further pressure will be placed on recruitment and retention. The STRB must accept that we are facing a national crisis, not ‘a challenge’ in teacher supply, which means more children will not be taught by teachers qualified in the subject they teach.”

 

Fis-edsolutions ltd blogs EFA Information: 16 to 19 Bursary Fund (vulnerable student bursaries)

It has come to our attention that some institutions have yet to submit a claim to draw down funds from the Student Bursary Support Service (SBSS).

If you are an education institution that has identified students who meet the eligibility criteria for the vulnerable student bursary you are reminded that vulnerable student funding claim forms should be submitted whenever new students are identified. Eligibility criteria details are available in the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund guide for 2015 to 2016.

Claims should be submitted via the SBSS online portal. Institutions can submit as many claims as they need during the year. Please do not leave submitting claims until the end of the academic year.

Regular submission of claims supports the EFA in monitoring the number of eligible students and funding requirements. It also ensures that institutions do not need to use their discretionary bursary fund allocations for vulnerable student payments.

Fis-edsolutions ltd blogs Information: schools revenue funding settlement 2016 to 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has today announced to Parliament the schools revenue funding settlement for 2016 to 2017.

Alongside the announcement, we have published local authority allocations and supporting technical information for 2016 to 2017 for the dedicated schools grant (DSG) and the education services grant (ESG).

Fis-edsolutions updates – EFA Information: pupil premium grant 2016 to 2017

The Efa  have published the pupil premium conditions of grant for 2016 to 2017. Per pupil rates for pupil premium in 2016 to 2017 will stay the same as 2015 to 2016.

The pupil premium awards continue in 2016 but will not involve cash prizes for schools. Details of the awards will be announced early in 2016.

 

Fis-edsolutions reminds you that accounts return 31 Jan 2016

You will need to complete an August accounts return if your academy trust is preparing audited accounts as at 31 August 2015 and had academies open at 31 August 2015. You should submit your return via Document Exchange by 31 January 2016.