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1 An update on funding for the 2014 to 2015 academic year

2 Agenda  Welcome and introduction  Session 1 - Areas where funding policy is changing  Session 2 - Funding per student update  Session Allocations for 2014 to 2015  Session 4 - High needs funding

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

4 ……plus extras (if applicable) Programme Cost Weighting Disadvantage Funding Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor ( ) Area Cost Allowance TP from 11/12 High Needs Students Formula Protection Funding Total Programme Funding Student Support Funding

5 This is a count of students to be funded Must meet qualifying period of 2 weeks or 6 weeks- will not fund programmes under 2 weeks Based on autumn census or ILR return Either full time => 540 hours Or Part Time < 540 hours Program Cost Weighting Disadvantag Funding Area Cost Allowance National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor () Student Numbers Student numbers Student status Hours required per year Full time540 + Band Band Band Band 1 up to 280

6  Single National Full Time funding rate per student expressed in £  All year olds in English sixth forms, colleges and independent providers are funded at the same national funding rate (except Youth Contract, Young Offenders, Apprenticeships and European Social Fund (ESF))  This is the final element of the formula fixed by the EFA. It depends on how much learning is taking place across the country and the budget. Program Cost Weighting Disadvantag Funding Area Cost Allowance Student Numbers Retention Factor ( ) National Funding Rate per student The National Funding Rate

7  Success no longer used in funding, a retention factor is now used  Applied at student level, not qualification level  Retained means still studying a core aim on planned end date or leaves early and is recorded as completed the core aim  For academic programmes – still studying one of the academic aims  For vocational programmes still studying the core aim  Retention FACTOR =half way point between Retention RATE and 100% Student Retention and funding Funding Leaves before qualifying period 0 Leaves before planned end and not recorded as completed 50% Retained to planned end date and recorded as completed 100% Leaves before planned end date and recorded as completed 100% Program Cost Weighting Disadvantag Funding Area Cost Allowance Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student ( ) Retention Factor Number of students completed Number of students started

8  Recognition that some vocational subjects are more expensive to teach than others  Applied to the student’s whole programme  Determined by the student’s core aim ie A Levels or substantial vocational qualification  All academic programmes uplifted by one weight, which has been determined by merging the 2 current academic weightings and rebasing as 1,  Vocational Programme Weighting categories are being reduced in number and re-based to make it simpler: applied at sector subject areas Cost Weighting Category 2012/13 equivalent Proposed 2013/14 Academic Low Medium High Specialist Disadvantag Funding Area Cost Allowance Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor ( ) Programme Cost Weighting

9 Shadow Allocations  Based on whole-year 2010/11 data – same data source as for full-time/part- time  No major issues with data – but inevitably some turbulence due to reduced number of categories  Doesn’t take account of any business cases or protection of programme weighting in 2012/13 allocation, so may be some reductions  Detailed list of sector subject areas and weightings will be given in [Field Guide] Disadvantag Funding Area Cost Allowance Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor ( ) Programme Cost Weighting

10  Recognises that some students require additional support to participate and achieve if we are to achieve full participation and improve attainment  Principle is to create a Single budget that institutions use as they see fit Disadvantage Funding Economic Deprivation Prior Attainment Program Cost Weighting Area Cost Allowance Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor ( ) Disadvantage Funding

11 Based on students’ home postcode Deprivation is calculated using Index of Multiple Deprivation This examines the students’ home area based on: income; employment; health and disability; education, skills and training; housing and services; living environment; and crime Uplift is between 8.4% and 33.6% Block one: Disadvantage Funding Economic Deprivation Additional categories are no longer eligible Care Leavers attract a standard uplift- rate Program Cost Weighting Area Cost Allowance Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor ( ) Disadvantage Funding

12 Prior Attainment Acknowledges the additional cost of students who need extra learning support Based on students’ achievement of GCSE English and maths at end of Year 11 Funding rate for shadow allocations =£450 Reduced flat rate for part time = £274- pro rata as per programme costs Block two: Program Cost Weighting Area Cost Allowance Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor ( ) Disadvantage Funding Example Maths below grade C English below grade C Funding attracted per student (£) Student 1yes*Rate x1 Student 2yes*Rate x1 Student 3yes *Rate x2 Used to be graduated payments based on student’s grades Now only a flat rate based on non-achievement of grade C

13 Area Cost Allowance  Reflects the cost of delivery in high cost local areas  We will continue to calculate this using the same methodology as now  Applied to the whole participation formula (including all disadvantage) Program Cost Weighting Disadvantag Funding Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor ( ) Area Cost Allowance AreaUplift Inner London20% Outer London12% Berkshire12% Crawley12% Surrey12% Buckingham (London fringe)10% Hertfordshire (London fringe)10% Buckinghamshire (non fringe)7% AreaUplift Oxfordshire7% Essex (London fringe)6% Kent (London fringe)6% Bedfordshire3% Hertfordshire (non-London fringe)3% Cambridgeshire2% Hampshire and Isle of Wight2% West Sussex non-fringe1% Program Cost Weighting Disadvantag Funding Student Numbers National Funding Rate per student Retention Factor ( )

14 2014 to 2015 Areas where funding policy is changing

15 Funding of 18 year olds BandStudy programme hours and ages 5Full time 16/17 year olds doing 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 Students who are 18 or over at 31 st August preceding the start of the academic year New for 2014/15

16 FPF was introduced for 2013 to 14 to be paid for at least three academic years, until and including 2015/16 For 2014 to 15 it will: Reduce from any gains in the formula – e.g. 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 Should the value of the formula exceed the funding per student paid in 2012 to 13 then the formula, net of FPF, is paid in full For those institutions with additional TP for short courses in 2013 to 14, in 2014 to 15 this additional amount will be half the amount it was in 2013 to 14 Formula protection funding (FPF) New for 2014/15

17 Formula Protection Funding £4,500 £4,300 £3,800 12/13 13/14 14/15 Formula down FPF the same Funding per student reduces £500 £4700 £4,500 £4,000 12/13 13/14 14/15 £4,700 per student from the formula £500

18 Free meals for year olds Extends eligibility for free meals to disadvantaged students in further education and sixth form colleges Currently only eligible students in school sixth forms have an entitlement to free meals. Further details in January 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 to15 We will keep the weightings under review Programme cost weightings

19 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 institution’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

20 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

21 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

22 Planned hours: Schools and academies with sixth forms You need to capture planned qualification hours and non-qualification hours separately in readiness for recording. Fields CensusPlanned hours for qualifications Planned hours for non- qualifications Planned hours for qualifications Planned hours for non- qualifications Autumn 2014 Students in 2013/14 Students in 2014/15 Autumn 2015 Students in 2015/16 Autumn 2016 Students in 2016/17

23 Work experience-developments  From 2014 to15 the way non-qualification activity is recorded will change  Work Experience will need to have taken place within an EXTERNAL employers’ workplace  Simulated work environments should be separately recorded as non-qualification activity  Institutions/providers need to put arrangements in place to achieve this during 2013 to14  Activity in, for example, a college crèche or restaurant would not count as external work experience

24 English and Maths condition of funding  From September 2013, students who did not hold an A*-C in English or maths needed to continue to study towards:  GCSE/iGCSE, or  Functional Skills, Free Standing Maths or ESOL qualifications as stepping stones to GCSE.  This becomes a condition of funds from the beginning of the 14 to15 academic year.  This means 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 to17 ACTION FOR 2014/15

25 16-19 Allocations: 2014 to 2015

26 Timeline Key Dates for 2014 to 2015 allocations (schools / academies): DateEvent October 2013School census return date January 2014Send out school funding factors based on 2012 to13 data and lagged numbers based on 2013 to14 recruitment FebruaryDeadline for business cases to be with EFA MarchEFA confirms national rate EFA send out school funding allocations

27 Lagged Student Numbers Schools/Academies 2013 to 14 student numbers based on autumn 2013 census

28 Data Sources (Schools/Academies) Autumn Census 2013 – autumn 2013 data for: Lagged student numbers – i.e. how many students will be funded Autumn Census 2013 – end-year 2012 to 13 data for: Programme Size (Full-time/part-time) Funding factors – retention, programme cost weighting, disadvantage block 1 (economic disadvantage) These factors determine the level of funding per student YP Matched Administrative Data, 2011to12 for: Disadvantage block 2 (GCSE English and maths grades) (DN: may also be used for bursaries) Affects the level of funding per student

29 Useful Documents Funding formula review - ding-formula-review Funding guidance - https://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/f/funding%20review%20june %2013%20v4.pdf

30 High needs funding in 2014 to 2015

31 From 2015 to 2016 academic year  A lagged system for most places based on the latest available data  Flags already included in ILR  Flags will be included in the school census from 2014 to 15  There will still be an opportunity for local authorities and institutions to discuss any expected substantial changes to the pattern of provision.

32 2013 to 2014 academic year  We changed the high needs funding system in preparation for the Children & Families Bill and the significant reforms to the SEN system which will come into force from September  Institutions need more stability in place funding and we have clarified that it is not specific to an individual student or local authority.  In some cases, placement decisions and contracts have been finalised much later than envisaged.  We have played, and continue to play, a supportive role to aid discussions between local authorities and institutions.

33 Accurate place funding gives security to institutions, and gives LAs greater control over top-up funding Intention to base place funding for 2015 to 2016 onwards on prior year data For 2014 to 2015, therefore, expect place numbers to be closely based on the actual numbers of placements commissioned in institutions for current year (2013 to 2014) 33 HNS 2014 to 2015 place funding Element 3 Element 2 Element 1 Place Plus

34 2014 to 2015 key changes  We will be taking a step towards a lagged system and have designed the process to provide more stability in place funding for institutions.  We have encouraged dialogue between local authorities and institutions since we launched the 2014 to15 place review process in July  We have shared 2012 to 13 R14 ILR data with local authorities and requested they take this into account when planning for 2014 to15.  We know that 2013 to14 allocated volumes are not robust in many cases have asked local authorities to declare post to 2014 actuals on their high needs template (HNT)  We only expect 2014 to15 numbers to deviate from 2013 to 14 actuals where there are significant changes that LAs know will happen.

35 2014 to 2015 Timetable On-going dialogue between institutions and local authority regarding place numbers for 2014 to15  November: Update to HNTs (high needs templates) for local authorities, including 2012 to13 ILR data  December 23rd: Local authorities return HNTs and submissions  January 17th: Share 2014 to 15 high needs places with FE, CCPs, NMSS and ISPs  January 31st: FE, CCPs, NMSS and ISPs return exceptional submissions  February: Confirmation of outcome of local authority and institution submissions  March: Final high needs allocations issued to local authorities and institutions

36 Website We have created a new high needs webpage, bringing together information for local authorities and institutions into a single place to improve access 3/hn-funding-information


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