The budget and Academy schools

2016-11-15T11:44:27+00:00March 17th, 2016|Funding, In the news|

The 2016 budget and academy schools All schools to be academies by 2020 Undoubtedly the headline announcement affecting schools is that every school will be an academy by 2020, or have an order in place to convert before 2022. Whilst many in the sector have been predicting this announcement for some time, the [...]

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£80m boost for SEND funding

2016-11-15T11:44:27+00:00February 5th, 2016|Funding|

£80m boost for SEND funding Minister Edward Timpson recently announced an £80 million boost to council and support charity funding. The funding includes: £35.8 million in implementation funding for local authorities in 2016 to 2017 £27.3 million for the Family Fund Trust in 2016 to 2017 to support low income families with disabled [...]

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How unfair is school funding?

2016-11-15T11:44:27+00:00September 28th, 2015|Comment, Funding|

How unfair is school funding? Fairer funding for schools has long been a thorny issue, particularly in rural areas, like the Westcountry, which seem to come off worse in the allocations. It does, however, finally seem as if progress is being made, with the Government recognising that the current system is unfair and taking [...]

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