Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…

Tag Archive: Funding

Pocket Watch – HE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Schools-Funding-Consultation

To download the PDF please click here 2014/09 Introduction This week the annual Grant Letter for HE (in England) at last arrived, delayed it seems over wrangling as to where further cuts should fall. It doesn’t make for particularly comfortable reading rather vindicating George Osborne’s assertion last month that 2014 would be ‘the year of…

Pocket Watch – FE’s funding settlement for 2014/15

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2014/10 Introduction The latest Funding Statement for FE published this week comes as the Government continues to try and weld the skills system around employers and the BIS Dept grapples with an ever shrinking budget. Both themes run powerfully through this latest Statement and provide a difficult context…

Pocket Watch – Funding Apprenticeships

Apprentice Student

To download the PDF please click here 2013/56 Introduction One of the bits missing when the Government set out its response earlier this year to Doug Richard’s Review of Apprenticeships was what to do about funding. The Review, it might be remembered, had called for much greater responsibility for apprenticeships to be devolved to employers…

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – Is a Single Funding Pot the answer?

Budget

To download the PDF please click here 2013/17 Introduction Next month, the Chancellor is due to give a formal response to Lord Heseltine’s landmark Report last autumn on what might be needed to stimulate growth in this country. It could signal a significant shift in the way in which the skills system operates, for at…

Pocket Watch – HE Funding and Priorities for 2013/14

countdown

To download the PDF please click here 2013/7 Introduction Nine priority areas and a budget now clearly showing the shift to the fee loan model make up this year’s Grant Letter to HEFCE released this week. HEFCE’s final assessment of the impact of the new fee regime introduced last year will not be complete for…

Pocket Watch – FE’s spring revolution

FE

Introduction Since the start of the month new funding rules have been published, updates on fee loans started, consultation on workforce regulations launched, modifications to Corporations’ forms of governance announced and developments around core learning groups such as apprentices, adult learners and HE students confirmed. FE’s ‘spring’ revolution continues Funding and fees Simplification means the…

Pocket Watch – Simplifying funding systems for adult skills

economy

Introduction The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has recently confirmed that simplification of the adult skills funding system will be introduced in 2013/14. There had been some thought that it might be introduced sooner, especially as a strong case for change had been building up and there had been a consultation last year but the view…

Policy Watch – The Government consults on 16-19 funding and provision

parliment

Introduction The Wolf recommendations on 14-19 moved a step nearer to fruition last week. First consultation closed on new criteria for Key Stage 4 league tables, a further statement is due in a few weeks and secondly, a batch of papers was released on 16-19 provision and funding. There were three papers: a proposal to…

Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding.

5B

26 April 2011 [2011/15] Policy Watch – Consultation gets under way on school funding. Introduction The start of a new financial year and two significant documents come out on school funding. One is on a new funding formula for schools and kickstarts what may be an intense period of consultation, “we expect to publish further…