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An update on Academy Sixth Form Funding for 2014 to 2015 Academic Year 1.

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1 An update on Academy Sixth Form Funding for 2014 to 2015 Academic Year 1

2 What will be covered? Introduction Useful documents Reminder of the formula and how it will evolve for 2014/15 What data we will use and when What counts for study programmes and collecting the data Retakes, Maths & English, Sub-contracting Formula Protection Funding Timeline for 2014/15 allocations Next Steps 2

3 Useful Documents ding-formula-review s/a /funding-guidance-2013-to-14 3

4 Total Programme Funding Programme Cost Weighting Disadvantage Funding Area Cost Allowance Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor () The funding formula 4

5 Student numbers  This is a count of students to be funded, based on the autumn census  Students must meet qualifying periods of: 2 weeks for programme < 24 weeks 6 weeks for programme > 24 weeks  For 2014/15, Band 4 funded at the same rate 540 hours +  Band 1 - Full Time Equivalent (FTE), that is a proportion of 600 Student StatusBand 5Band 4Band 3Band 2Band 1 Hours reqd. per Academic Year up to 280 5

6 Student numbers - Example  No of students recorded in 2013/14 autumn census 100  = Lagged student numbers allocated for 2014/15100 In most academies these will all be full time therefore in band 5  Should the academy have recruited say 90 full time and 10 part time students doing 280 hours in 2013/14 then for 2014/15 we will:  Fund 90 students in band 5 and  Fund 10 students in band 2  Band 1 - Full Time Equivalent (FTE), that is a proportion of 600 Student StatusBand 5Band 4Band 3Band 2Band 1 Hours reqd. per Academic Year up to 280 6

7 Data used to calculate student numbers Autumn Census data used to identify funding bands Allocation Student numbers data from: Funding Band proportion data from: 2013/14 academic year2012/132011/ /15 academic year2013/142012/ /16 academic year2014/152013/14 7

8 New for 2014/15 Funding of 18 year olds Students who are 18 or over at 31 st August preceding the start of the academic year BandStudy programme hours and ages 5Full time 16/17 year olds 540 hours or more 4Full time for 18 year olds and 16/17 year olds doing between 450 and 539 hours 3Between 360 and 449 hours 2Between 280 and 359 hours 1Less than 280 hours 8

9 Planned hours eligible for funding Directly relevant to the study programme Relevant Explicit in the Learning Plan or Timetable Planned Hours that are supervised and/or organised by the institution Supervised Hours that are quality assured by the institution Quality Assured Hours that are within an academy’s normal working pattern Normal Working Pattern Where it meets the criteria set out above, is time limited and the weekly hours do not exceed the student’s planned weekly hours for the overall study programme Study Leave 9

10 Hours that do not count for funding Voluntary extra-curricular activities and clubs delivered during breaks or outside normal working pattern Voluntary Study that is homework or independent study/research that is not timetabled Homework Employment or work experience organised by anyone other than by or on behalf of the provider Employment Volunteering or community activities that are not organised by or on behalf of the provider Volunteering 10

11 Recording planned hours for funding purposes Hours that are delivered towards qualifications that are approved for teaching to year olds under section 96 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 Qualification Hours Do not count towards a qualification on section 96 Informal Certificates Non-qualification activity Tutorial activity Work experience/Work related activity Volunteering/Community activities Enrichment activities Non Qualification Hours 11

12 Planned hours data collection for 2013/14 Planned hours for activity in the current academic year Census changes will not be made until the autumn census 2014 You need to record planned hours for each student for 2013/14 Retrospectively record in the autumn 2014 census planned hours relating to the 2013/14 academic year Autumn census 2014 will also collect planned hours for the 2014/15 academic year Discussions with software suppliers ACTION IN 2013/14 12

13 NEW FOR 2014/15 Retakes For a transitional year in 2013/14 the planned hours for students repeating activity studied in 2012/13 can be counted. Subsequently, i.e. those that start in 2014/15 or beyond, re-takes will not generally be eligible for funding unless there are exceptional circumstances outside the control of the student or institution, such as a period of long term sickness, or other good educational reasons. ACTION FOR 2014/15 13

14 English and Maths condition of funding  From September 2013, students who do not hold an A*-C in English or maths will need to continue to study towards this through:  GCSE/iGCSE, or  Functional Skills, Free Standing Maths or ESOL qualifications as stepping stones to GCSE.  This is a condition of funding from the next academic year. This means that any student recruited from 1 August 2014 without at least a GCSE grade C in these subjects and not registered to work towards this level will not be counted for your funding allocation for 2016/17.  Students entering post-16 education with a grade D GCSE in English and/or maths will be expected to be enrolled on a GCSE course.  Enrolments in 2014/15 will have a direct impact on funding in 2016/17 allocations. ACTION FOR 2014/15 14

15 LLDD and maths/English  Students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) who are capable of taking and achieving maths and English these qualifications should do so, studying to the appropriate level.  Some students with complex LDD might be better served by other types of English and maths teaching and may be exempt from the funding condition where appropriate – this will depend on the student’s initial assessment. ACTION FOR 2014/15 15

16 FPF was introduced for 2013/14 to be paid for at least three academic years, until and including 2015/16. If your earnings through the formula stay the same then the FPF will also stay the same. For most academies the formula earnings will change, FPF will: reduce from any gains in the formula – eg where the value of the formula increases due to improved retention, more students attracting disadvantage, increased programme size, for example FPF will reduce. stay the same if the value of the formula reduces. be replaced by formula funding should the value of the formula exceed the funding per student paid in 2012/13 ie the formula, net of FPF, is paid in full. New for 2014/15 Formula protection funding (FPF) 16

17 Formula Protection Funding £500 £4,500 £4,000 £3,800 12/13 13/14 14/15 Formula down FPF the same Funding per student reduces 17

18 £4,500 £4,200 £4,000 £500 £300 12/13 13/14 14/15 Formula up FPF Down Same Funding per Student Formula Protection Funding 18

19 £4700 £4,500 £4,000 £500 12/13 13/14 14/15 £4,700 per student from the formula Formula Protection Funding 19

20 Allocations Timeline Key Dates for 2014 to 2015 allocations (Academies) DateEvent October 2013School census closes December 2013Letter to sector on 2014/15 funding policy and process January 2014Send out academy funding factors and lagged numbers Bursary shadow allocations FebruaryDeadline for business cases to be with EFA MarchSend out academy funding allocations 20

21 Data sources Lagged student numbers Autumn Census 2013 Programme size (FT/PT) Funding Factors (Retention, Programme Cost Weighting, Disadvantage Block 1 – Economic) Autumn Census 2013 – end year 2012/13 Disadvantage block 2 (Prior attainment) YP Matched Administrative Data 2011/12 21

22 Infrastructure cases Year 1 – 1/3 rd capacity Year 2 – double actual from year 1 Year 3 – lagged numbers New school/ academy sixth forms Funded on estimates agreed by Project Lead Subject to reconciliation Estimates applied for variable period depending on the age range of the school – until all year groups present New Free Schools/ UTC/ Studio School 22

23 Sub-contracting  EFA will not fund institutions for distance sub-contracting of the whole programme other than in exceptional circumstances  Any institutions wishing to be funded for distance sub- contracting in 2014/15 will need to put a case forward during the allocations process in the spring  We expect only a small number of cases to be agreed  Currently considering data collection arrangements for sub- contracted provision 23

24 Moving Forward 24

25 Programme cost weightings  The review of Programme Cost Weighting is now completed and has been considered by Ministers  There will be no changes to these weightings for 2014/15.  We will keep the weightings under review and consider whether to make changes after 2015/16. 25

26 Next steps  Regular updates through E-Bulletin  School factors and lagged student numbers in January  Business cases (if applicable) submitted early February  Funding rates for 2014/15 confirmed in March  Sixth form funding allocated to academies in March along with pre-16 funding 26

27 Questions  Any further questions can be sent to 27


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