SIMS Autumn Census guidance

SIMS Autumn Census guidance

With October coming around fast it’s time again for that joyous thing that is the October School Census. To help with carrying it out we’ve gathered all of the guides and dates, together with the latest fileset into one place.

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Your updated Pupil Premium 2017/18

Your updated Pupil Premium 2017/18

As many of you are no doubt aware, your Pupil Premium ‘ticks’ will not have carried over from last year and so will need to be re-entered.

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School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) 2017

Changes to the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD)

The new STPCD 2017 has now been published by the DfE with recommendations from the School Teachers Review Body.

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Summer Reading

Our top five SBM reads for the summer

July is often the month that the ESFA publishes its summer blockbusters, so that business managers in schools and academies have some essential reading for their beach holidays.

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Supreme Court decides that employment tribunal fees system is unlawful

Changes to employment tribunal fees

In July 2013 the Government introduced the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013, which required all individuals to pay a fee to bring a claim to tribunal.

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Teachers’ Pay Scales from September 2017

Teachers’ Pay from September 2017

All teacher pay scales have been increased by 1% from 1st September 2017, except for M1 to M6 which have been increased by 2%. Schools with pay structures for teachers which fall outside of these national scales can introduce custom salary scales.

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SIMS Exams – results day guidance updated for 2017

SIMS Exams – Results day guidance

As the academic year draws to a close and we look ahead to the summer holidays, Exams Officers in particular are turning their attentions to preparations for the results days.

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July Shorts

July Shorts

There have been a number of announcements these last few weeks – so here is your one stop source to all the information you need.

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SBS Online Update – In-Year Balances plus more

SBS Online Update – In-Year Balances plus more

The latest SBS Online update contains a new in-year row balance for several reports, maximum scales for teacher contracts, and improvements to Excel exports and other commitments in the Budget Monitor.

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Dear Accounting Officer – Land and Buildings Collection Tool

Dear Accounting Officer – Dates for your diary

Peter Lauener, Chief Executive of the ESFA, has written to all academy accounting officers and chief finance officers setting out a timetable for reports over the next 13 months. This includes the new Land and Buildings Collection Tool (LBCT) which is due for submission in October.

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