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1 FORMULA FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS Schools Finance- March 2011

2 How the Government funds the authority to fund schools Pupil numbers recorded on the January census (schools, pupil referral units, alternative provision, early years census for 3 and 4 year olds in Private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings) Government give the authority a guaranteed unit of funding (GUF) per pupil £4, in Pupil numbers * GUF = Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), this grant funds schools, PVIs up to 15 hours free entitlement per week and some central services.

3 Guaranteed Unit of Funding (GUF) The is the amount the Government allocates an LA for each pupil £3, £3, £4, £4, (£4, £598.56) Increase of £ was due to the mainstreaming of standard fund grants ERYC 8 th worst funded authority in 2011/12

4 Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) Schools census 43,637 PRU census 20 Alternative provision 131 Early years census 1,630 (includes 356 fte nursery pupils doing extra 2.5 hours) Total 45,418 (to be confirmed) multiplied by GUF £4, = £ m

5 Pupil Number Projections Jan 2011 school censusNo of pupils Year Year Year Year Year Year (move to sec in sept) Year Year Year Year Year (leave in Aug)

6 Pupil number projections- what this means Secondary schools possible reduction in pupils : - September ( ) -September ( ) -September ( )

7 Finance update onwards Funding settlement released by DfE on 13 December Base DSG per pupil to remain same as (£ ) Standards funds (SF) mainstreamed into DSG (approx £27m) £598.56) Increase in early years free entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds from 12.5 hours per week to 15, will increase the number of full time equivalent pupils we are funded through the DSG, but lose SF grant. (356 fte) Minimum funding guarantee for schools for to be set at a maximum of minus 1.5%

8 Finance update (cont) The pupil premium set at £430 for for each pupil eligible for a free school meal – from April Service Children £430 and LAC £200 Devolved capital allocations to be reduced for schools by an average of 80% in Announcement from the YPLA (sixth forms) Cut of up to 3 % for school sixth forms

9 Pupil premium Additional funds for poorest children who achieve less well New funding from Government savings eligible for free school meals extend to reach pupils eligible in the past Transparency about how spent. Ask schools to report to parents annually Change performance tables to reflect attainment of pupils who attract the premium

10 Number of pupils eligible for a free meal January 2010 school census = 4,213 January 2011 school census = 4,744 Increase of 12.6 % Schools can access this information from Prime. Hopefully schools will in the near future receive alerts with pupil data on changes to circumstances

11 Mainstreaming of Standard Fund Grants from Standard fund grants will no longer exist in £27.087m SF converted to DSG (£26.975m after converting to pupil numbers). In the majority of grants will be continued to be allocated on the same basis for continuity where possible review of the formula


13 OTHER MAIN ELEMENTS ELEMENT £ Infant Class size funding 2, School meals – (£1.95, £2.20, £6k prim block) incl. former school lunch grant 1, Social Deprivation 2, SEN without a statement 1, SEN Support Service- Primary Incremental Drift Practical learning- secondary only Grounds Maintenance 338 8a. Teacher Mobility 157

14 OTHER MAIN ELEMENTS ELEMENT£ Energy Performance Minimum Guarantee Funding (MFG) Small schools support Diploma transport £180k and Courses £478k Learning support units Travellers Children Swimming Programme High Pupil turnover Caretakers Extra Duties7 18. Swimming Pool Water Allowance7

15 OTHER MAIN ELEMENTS SPECIAL SCHOOLS ELEMENT £ Special schools – Place Elements 2, Special Schools - Boarding1,145

16 STATEMENTS This funding is given to support pupils with a statement of special educational need for levels L, M and N. A schools funding is amended in-year if a pupil is statemented or de-statemented. Consultation exercise resulted in no change Increase of funding due to statements of £748k to £4.664m

17 SEN Consultation No responses % disagreeing % that responded Primary %3075% Secondary %11100% Special300.0%0 Nursery %2100% Totals % %

18 PUPILS WITH SEN WITHOUT A STATEMENT, SEN SUPPORT SERVICES – PRIMARY and STATEMENT FORMULA This funding is given to recognise the need for support for pupils with special educational needs with a statement for levels A-K or without a statement. The funding is based 50% on IMD scores and 50% attainment.

19 Personalised Learning First allocated in Secondary schools- pupils not achieving level 4 in KS2 Maths and English, no of pupils aged and IMD scores Primary schools – pupils not achieving Level 2 in KS1 in Maths and English, no of pupils aged 5-12 and IMD scores In an average will be taken over 3 years

20 INFANT CLASS SIZE FUNDING The formula is based on funding phantom (ghost) pupils up to multiples of 30 in FS2 +KS1. Numbers taken from the January school census. The phantom funding is only based on teaching costs and so is lower than the AWPU by approx £700 If KS1 pupil numbers raise above the multiple of 30 in September, the school can apply for contingency funding.

21 Pupil Numbers – change in KS KS1 AWPU = £2,133 Phantom pupil = £1,446 Variance = £687 …………………………………………… KS2 AWPU = £2,099

22 Contingency Fund Schools are able to apply for contingency funding if there is a one-off situation that puts the school in financial difficulty. (7 successful applications) Ie Increase in the number of pupils in KS1 over the multiple of 30 in September compared to the number funded, if additional staffing costs are incurred (3 successful applications) A significant increase in pupil numbers or SEN costs (2 successful applications)

23 SCHOOL MEALS Funding is based on the number of pupil free meals taken in the previous calendar year. The value per meal in 2011/12 is £1.95 primary and £2.20 secondary. In addition a block sum of £6,000 is given to primary schools who provide a paid meal service. This is a contribution towards the salary costs and transporting meals. In , the standards fund lunch grant has been added to the formula amount to increase the amount per pupil for secondary schools and the block sum for primary schools

24 INCREMENTAL DRIFT and TEACHER MOBILITY PROTECTION Provides salary protection for mainstream schools of less than 300 pupils (on a sliding scale) with higher than average teaching staff costs. (does not include upper pay scales, 7,8 and 9). From , teacher mobility protection has been introduced. This protects schools of less that 300 pupils (on a sliding scale) with threshold costs greater than the funding when teachers have been at the school for more than 6 years.

25 ENERGY PERFORMANCE FACTOR (Block) To compensate schools for uneconomical heating systems. Calculation reviews previous 3 years expenditure and compares to the value of multiplying the capacity of the school by the AWPU value for energy. If the energy costs are greater the school will be funded on a banding scale. Change from Income for community use relating to energy will be deducted from the cost before the comparison is done.

26 Accountancy SLA Statutory – no charge Standard £600 per school Enhanced £900 per school Additional support (10 visits) £1,500 Half day £100 / full day £180 Governing Body meetings £180 Hourly rate £36

27 Accountancy SLA (cont) The services offered under the enhanced SLA – costing an additional £300 pa will not be available to schools opting for standard service including: 1) Half day visit in Spring term to help with year end projections + spreadsheet 2) Visit to closedown prior year FMS 3) Future finance training session – free of charge 4) NETOP to input new budgets onto FMS and resolve queries 5) Assist with costings and benchmarking 6) 5 year actual data

28 3 year plan preparation Head and admin to meet prior to meeting. Accurate idea of balance- Split NRFSF/ SBS (last yr to do this). Pupil number projections for Jan 2012 and Jan Nursery hours estimate for and per term. Check staffing, ie FTE, hours, term time formulas etc. Decide on supply and training budget.

29 3 year plan preparation (cont) Amounts at the ready to enter for SLAs, contracts and insurance. Review all non staffing lines to take account of increase in costs, change in pupil numbers, priorities linked to the School Development plan. Use 5 year actuals as a guide. 2012/13 budgets – no idea of level of funding.

30 3 year plan - income Consider Grant income Lettings and private income Catering income (average no of paid meals per day * 190 days * amount charged) Visit income other

31 Consultation on the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) (Replacement of FMSiS) Series of questions split into 5 sections To answer – Yes, In part, No Not formally assessed but a signed record must be sent to LA finance department. Schools not attained FMSiS by 31 March 2012, all others by September Consultation 10 March 2011 to 30 April 2011.

32 Budget monitoring Challenging schools- support from the Schools Forum. Not all schools returning information when requested by Schools Finance Large underspend on at Period 11 -primary £305k - Secondary £1,240k

33 Monitoring at Period in year balances (- = overspend) SectorAnticipated on April 10 plan Anticipated on Sept 10 plan Current projected outturn- by Schools finance Primary-1,366, ,718200,000 Secondary-1,819,154-1,110,545500,000 Special-17,12961,82275,000 Nursery50,96535,1040 Total-3,151,505-1,553,337775,000

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