Issue details

Disapplication Request - School Improvement Funding

To seek Executive Member approval to submit a request to the Secretary of State for Approval to De-Delegate School Improvement Funding

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/01/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
DfE published their response to its' consultation “Reforming how local authorities’ school improvement functions are funded” on 11 January 2022. The DfE consultation outcome reduces the grant funding level by 50% in the 2022/23 financial year and totally removes the grant funding for the 2023/24 financial year.
There is insufficient time to undertake a restructure of the School Improvement team, engage with LA maintained schools or revisit the School Improvement service delivery model by April 2022. Therefore NYCC is seeking approval from the Secretary of State for Education to de-delegate funding from maintained school budgets for the provision of statutory core school improvement interventions for the 2022/23 academic year.

Decision due: 1 Feb 2022 by Executive Member for Education and Skills, including early years, schools, apprenticeships, FE colleges & UTC`s, and engagement with the skills agenda of the LEP

Lead member: Executive Member for Education and Skills, including early years, schools, apprenticeships, FE colleges & UTC`s, and engagement with the skills agenda of the LEP

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Contact: Howard Emmett Email: howard.emmett@northyorks.gov.uk Email: Howard.Emmett@northyorks.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Views taken at the School Forum meetings on 16 December 2021 and 20 January 2022.

Consultees

North Yorkshire Schools Forum

Decisions

Agenda items