Are you ready? Get set...
Posted 23rd August 2016
Having nearly understood the Omnium and Keirin watched at the Olympics, Quidditch and school finances seem simple (and JK Rowling agrees!).So with just a few days until school opens – are you ready for the new school year?
Here are a few things you may have missed over the summer.
Teachers PayThe DfE has now issued the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2016, and revised the non-statutory guidance to maintained schools ‘Implementing your School’s Approach to Pay’. The trade unions have produced guidance on updating the discretionary pay ranges by 1%, to assist those schools that use them. Schools and academies must, though, act in accordance with their own pay policy when determining how to apply the changes to their staff. Those readers using SBS Online for budget planning and monitoring are advised that the new tables have been added to the system. If you need any assistance update your in-house pay scales on SBS Online then please contact us on 0345 222 151 option 8.
Early Years National Funding FormulaPlans to change the way that childcare for three- and four-year-olds is funded to make the system fairer for all early years providers, wherever they are in the country, have been put out for consultation.
The proposals include:
- Introducing a new early years national funding formula for 3 and 4 year olds
- Changing the way local authorities fund the early years providers in their area
- Making sure that children with special educational needs or disabilities attract the extra funding they need