ESFA Academies Update: September 29, 2021
1. Action: Complaint Form for Coronavirus Summer School (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summer School Claim Form is now online.
The deadline for your submission is October 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
We have posted tips to help you complete the form.
You can find out more at GOV.UK.
2. Action: Complete your 2022-2023 Revenue Financing Data Collection (RFDC) by October 15, 2021
We have published information on how to complete the Income Finance Data Collection (RFDC).
The online RFDC form is now open to institutions, for which the funding agreement allows estimated funding, to provide an estimate of the number of students for the 2022 to 2023 academic year.
Please submit your form by October 15, 2021. Your final budgets may be delayed if we do not receive your student numbers by the above deadlines.
3. Reminder: fall school census 2021, Thursday, September 7, 2021
All unmanaged special schools, academies, free schools and technological colleges in the city should be reminded that the school census is due to take place shortly.
The census date for the 2021 Fall School Census is Thursday, October 7, with the deadline for approved submissions being Wednesday, November 3. The database will be closed for changes on Wednesday December 1.
A âbetaâ version of the 2021 Fall School Census Live COLLECT slide is now available for you to familiarize yourself with. It will remain open until 4 p.m. on Friday, October 1.
A guide for the academic year 2021 to 2022 is now available.
if you have any questions about COLLECT or the school census in general, please use the service request form.
4. Reminder: Fair financing for all – Complete our reforms of the National Financing Formula
The Department of Education’s Fair Funding of the School for All: Completing Our Reforms of the National Funding Formula Consultation ends tomorrow, Thursday, September 30.
This consultation aims to obtain opinions on how to simplify the current funding process and ensure that all schools are funded on a single, fair and consistent basis.
The introduction of the National Funding Formula (NFF) of schools from 2018 to 2019 was a big step up from the postal code lottery of the previous funding system. Our ambition now is to complete these reforms, so that the final allocation of funds for each school is determined by the same national formula, and is no longer subject to further adjustments by local authorities.
The consultation presents our proposals on the functioning of such an NFF, directly applied to school budgets. It also sets out the next steps to ensure a smooth transition towards this goal.
5. Information: topics resulting from the insurance work of ESFA
We have published the latest edition of the themes resulting from the insurance work of ESFA. The results of our assurance work focus on the financial management and governance of the academies sector from 2020 to 2021.
The purpose of highlighting common themes in our work is to enable the sector to improve the quality of its financial governance.
The briefing is intended for accounting officers, finance staff and academy trustees. Auditors of academy trust accounts may also find it useful.
6. Information: webinar for RPA members on management systems
As part of our risk management support, we are hosting a webinar on RPA management systems. Please select the best date to read more information and register:
7. Information: Schools Autumn Procurement Expo – a helping hand to take over your school
Join DfE on October 13-14, 2021 to find out how you can save money and get the best value for everything from purchasing your electricity to ICT, legal services to network connectivity.
Attend a variety of sourcing sessions and ask the experts any questions you may have.
Discover the wide range of sessions available and register for free:
8. Information: renew your catering or cleaning contract – you could save time and money
Before renewing your school catering or cleaning contract, attend one of the DfE and YPO webinars. All sessions are free, with multiple dates available.
To register and for more session information, use this Eventbrite link.
For the latest news on our wide range of webinars, check out the Events tab on our LinkedIn Buy for Schools page.
9. Information: consultation on the prioritization of schools for the school reconstruction program
The Prime Minister announced the School Reconstruction Program (SRP) in June 2020 to complete major reconstruction and renovation projects in sixth grade schools and colleges in England over the next decade. We have already announced the first 100 schools in the program. Details of these and the program are available on GOV.UK.
We are currently consulting on the approach to prioritizing schools for future places in the program, to identify schools that are most in need of reconstruction or major renovation. More information on the consultation process and how you can provide your perspective can be found at GOV.UK.
The consultation is due to end shortly, so please let us know your perspective before 11:59 p.m. on October 8.
ten. Information: “Going too far? Â»: An interactive classroom resource to help students stay safe online
” To go too far ? Is a new resource jointly developed by the Department of Education and London Grid for Learning that aims to promote critical thinking and build the resilience of young people to extremism and harm online.
Using recent case studies and built-in talking points, this interactive resource helps young people explore techniques used by extremists and assess digital content, understand positive choices about who / what is worthy of. trust online, question extremist narratives and consider the consequences of their actions. in line.
11. Your feedback: give your opinion on T Level data collections
ESFA User Researchers are looking for T Level Provider Volunteers to participate in the research to help us develop and improve the T Level 2022 to 2023 Pulse Survey.
The survey will collect information, between January and June 2022, on how providers are progressing with recruitment levels and bridging programs and with supply industry placements for the academic year 2022 to 2023. We would like to hear from vendors who have already completed the survey, as well as those who will be completing it for the first time.
If you can devote up to an hour of your time over the next two months and would like to participate, please express your interest.