Education Update - Wednesday 16 April 2014

Periodically the Education Communications Team receives information which may be of interest to colleagues. Please see below several Government announcements which may be helpful in your areas of work.

Children, Families and Education


Open consultation: Fairer schools funding 2015 to 2016

The Department for Education proposes to allocate an additional £350 million in the 2015 to 2016 financial year, to increase the per-pupil funding for the least fairly funded local areas. The Government is seeking views on the proposal to allocate an additional £350 million in 2015 to 2016 for the least fairly funded local areas. Consultation deadline is 30 April. More information here.

Open consultation: Intermediary services for relatives of adopted people

Government is consulting on proposals to extend access to intermediary services to children and grandchildren of adults adopted before 30 December 2005. Intermediary services currently facilitate contact and the exchange of information between adopted adults and their birth relatives. They are also seeking views on whether the adopted person should have the right to make an absolute or qualified veto for making contact. Consultation deadline is 29 May. More information here.

Primary school places: local authority basic need scorecards

Data on the quantity, quality and cost of new primary school places created by local authorities. More information here.

School capacity: academic year 2012 to 2013

Information on capacity in primary and secondary schools in England, and forecasts of pupil numbers. More information here.

School census 2014: COLLECT guide for local authorities

This document is designed to help local authority users complete and submit their school census 2014 returns using COLLECT (Collections Online - Learners, Education, Children and Teachers), the department’s centralised data collection and management system. More information here. A schools guide can be found here.

Revenue expenditure for free schools

Spreadsheet containing the published costs for free schools’ post-opening funding. More information here.

National Audit Office: Child maintenance 2012 scheme: Early Progress

The National Audit Office is looking at the early progress of the Child Maintenance 2012 scheme. This study will consider the progress of the Department in Phase One of the 2012 scheme; and how the Department has managed risks for Phase Two. More information here.


Published: 16/04/2014
Audience: ALL
Contact: Communications Team

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