On the 13th April 2011 the Department for Education (DfE) published two funding consultations presenting high level principles for reforming the current schools funding system. The deadline for responding was the 25th May. This meant the consultations were published during the school holiday period and with half usual full 12 week consultation period.
The same day the consulations were launched the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) Board, the government’s 16-18 funding quango, “expressed major concerns over the timing of the launch and length of the consultation period”.
Further consultations on pre-16 and 16-18 funding methodologies are expected this month.
Click here for the full YPLA board minutes published this week
Click here for DfE April 13th press release