Monthly Archives: February 2016

fis-edsolution ltd – blogs a report that states struggling academies and free schools are to face a crackdown amid concerns about the quality of some chains,

Struggling academies and free schools are to face a crackdown amid concerns about the quality of some chains, England’s new schools tsar has revealed. Sir David Carter, who was appointed National Schools Commissioner in December, has set out his plans to identify the 100 weakest academies and introduce a new hierarchical system for academy chains. Academy chains or multi-academy trusts will be organised into four levels based on the number of schools under their control, and will have to undergo new assessments before being allowed to expand to reach the next tier. Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT, said Sir David’s comments demonstrated that academies did not in themselves raise standards

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports the EFA have published Information Information: updated severance payments form

The EFA have updated the severance payments form for academy trusts wishing to seek approval for non-contractual payments over £50,000.

The main changes to the form are:

  • that you need to include a financial assessment
  • that you are required to demonstrate that all alternative options (such as redundancy and a performance improvement process) have been explored before deciding on a non-contractual severance payment.

If you have queries about making severance payments, please discuss these with your professional advisers (eg HR or legal representatives), and review the severance payments guidance and section 3.7 of the Academies Financial Handbook

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports the EFA have published Information: 2016 to 2017 academy funding allocations guidance

The EFA have published 2016 to 2017 funding allocations guidance for mainstream, special and alternative provision academies and free schools.

The EFA will begin issuing 2016 to 2017 final allocations towards the end of February. All academies open up to and including 1 January 2016 will receive their allocations by the end of March 2016.

 

Fis-edsolutions ltd reports the EFA have published Information The deadline for approved submissions for the spring census is Wednesday 17 February 2016. The efa sent an email on Friday 5 February to clarify the requirements for the childcare module on the 2016 spring census

Fis-edsolutions ltd  reports the EFA have published Information The deadline for approved submissions for the spring census is Wednesday 17 February 2016. The efa sent an email on Friday 5 February to clarify the requirements for the childcare module on the 2016 spring census