Issue details

Response to Government Consultation: Reforming how local authority school improvement functions are funded (Department for Education)

The Education and Lifelong Learning Service is responding to a consultation on the way in which local authorities are funded for their statutory school improvement responsibilities for maintained schools. The main change proposed is that the DfE will cease to pay School Improvement Monitoring and Brokering grant to local authorities for these responsibilities. Instead local authorities would be allowed to deduct the cost of these functions from the budgets of maintained schools, subject to the agreement of Schools Forum or of the Secretary of State. This means that the cost would either be borne by maintained schools or (if approval cannot be obtained for this) by the local authority, rather than by the DfE.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/11/2021

Decision due: 25 Nov 2021 by Executive Director Children, Families Lifelong Learning and Culture

Lead member: Denise Turner-Stewart, Cabinet Member for Education and Learning

Lead director: Liz Mills

Contact: David Green Email: Tel: 020 8541 8010.