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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading 16-19 Bursary Fund more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of current funding for the 16 to 19 bursary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The department provides a number of financial support programmes for economically disadvantaged 16 to 19 year olds to help with the education-related costs associated with staying in post-16 education. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is the principal scheme. Under the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, young people are eligible for awards of up to £1,200 per year (in particular, vulnerable groups that generally do not receive financial support from their families). Those not in these particular vulnerable groups, but who still need financial support, can apply to their education institution for discretionary bursary support. Each institution receives an allocation to make available these discretionary bursaries.</p><p>The department spoke with a sample of schools, colleges and other 16-19 education providers in 2018 to help us understand how the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was being used and to assess the extent to which discretionary bursary allocations met the needs of students in the different institutions. Providers were using the available funds to support their most disadvantaged students, but there were different responses on the adequacy of funding. We are continuing to keep the use of the fund under review to inform our understanding of whether it is providing effective support to our most economically disadvantaged students.</p><p>With regard to its effectiveness in promoting social mobility, providers have the flexibility to target those young people in most need of financial support to stay on in further education and training. This flexibility helps to ensure that the poorest students get the same opportunities available to those with more financial support, for example, by purchasing equipment for technical courses, taking part in trips, purchasing books, participating in industry placements and getting support with UCAS fees. The majority of providers that the department spoke to in 2018 confirmed that this funding was making a significant impact on the ability of young people to access opportunities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T16:49:43.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T16:49:43.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1023911
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading 16-19 Bursary Fund: Carers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of formally identifying young adult carers as a vulnerable group in order to give them full access to the 16-19 bursary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
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Judith Cummins more like this
star this property uin 201690 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>It is very important that we make sure that young carers can participate in education and receive the support they need. However, financial need will vary significantly from family to family.</p><p>The department keeps under review the use of the 16-19 Bursary Fund to inform our understanding of whether it is providing effective support to our most economically disadvantaged students.</p><p>The defined vulnerable groups eligible for particular support from the 16-19 Bursary Fund are groups that generally do not receive financial support from their families. Young carers can receive help from the discretionary element of the 16-19 Bursary Fund, which is made available to education and training institutions. It is their role to determine which young people need bursaries and the level of financial support required to enable these students to participate.</p><p>Young carers are able to discuss their particular needs with their school or college, which can then provide appropriate individualised support. Government guidance for those institutions is very clear about the need to encourage young carers to apply for the bursary fund, to reassure them about confidentiality and to consider whether they need extra help because of their caring responsibilities. Our view is that institutions are best placed to assess the needs of young carers, rather than making a decision at national level.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:16:54.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:16:54.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this
1047035
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading 16-19 Bursary Fund: Social Mobility more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 16 - 19 bursary in promoting social mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 211664 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The department provides a number of financial support programmes for economically disadvantaged 16 to 19 year olds to help with the education-related costs associated with staying in post-16 education. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is the principal scheme. Under the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, young people are eligible for awards of up to £1,200 per year (in particular, vulnerable groups that generally do not receive financial support from their families). Those not in these particular vulnerable groups, but who still need financial support, can apply to their education institution for discretionary bursary support. Each institution receives an allocation to make available these discretionary bursaries.</p><p>The department spoke with a sample of schools, colleges and other 16-19 education providers in 2018 to help us understand how the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was being used and to assess the extent to which discretionary bursary allocations met the needs of students in the different institutions. Providers were using the available funds to support their most disadvantaged students, but there were different responses on the adequacy of funding. We are continuing to keep the use of the fund under review to inform our understanding of whether it is providing effective support to our most economically disadvantaged students.</p><p>With regard to its effectiveness in promoting social mobility, providers have the flexibility to target those young people in most need of financial support to stay on in further education and training. This flexibility helps to ensure that the poorest students get the same opportunities available to those with more financial support, for example, by purchasing equipment for technical courses, taking part in trips, purchasing books, participating in industry placements and getting support with UCAS fees. The majority of providers that the department spoke to in 2018 confirmed that this funding was making a significant impact on the ability of young people to access opportunities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T16:50:11.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T16:50:11.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1043121
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star this property date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what records his Department keeps of the ministerial decision process relating to selection of sponsors of schools which are converted to academies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 209841 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
star this property answer text <p>Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) act in the name of my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, and are accountable to him and to the National Schools Commissioner. RSCs are advised and challenged by Headteacher Boards (HTBs) comprised of outstanding academy headteachers and sector leaders. Half of all HTBs are directly elected by the academy sector. Working with their respective HTBs, RSCs are well placed to identify and commission the most appropriate support and intervention for underperforming schools and academies.</p><p>The department publishes meeting notes of all HTB meetings. As well as containing other RSC decisions, HTB meeting notes also contain RSC decisions on the selection of sponsors for underperforming schools. HTB meeting notes are published every six weeks and can be found on GOV.UK at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/headteacher-boards" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/headteacher-boards</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-01-25T14:32:17.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-25T14:32:17.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1043120
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star this property date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria are used to determine the sponsor of a school that is subject to an academy order. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 209840 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The Regional Schools Commissioner’s (RSC) role in intervention is to ensure that a school that is subject to an academy order is matched with an academy trust that can support it to improve.</p><p>RSCs approve sponsors based upon the published criteria for applicants. The criteria are set out on the sponsor application form, which can be found on GOV.UK: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-sponsor-application-form" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-sponsor-application-form</a>.</p><p>They include the sponsor’s overall visions and plans for growth, educational and financial capacity, and governance. When matching a sponsor to a school that is subject to an academy order, the RSC will also consider a range of other information, such as the sponsor’s geography in relation to the school, the sponsor’s skillsets, capacity, specialist expertise and track record. This will ensure that the sponsor is a good match for the school.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T17:16:16.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:16:16.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1002595
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department’s policy is on (a) the provision for schools of (a) financial and (b) other information on a multi-academy trust that they are due to join and (b) whether having been provided with that information those schools should have the opportunity to review their decision; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 188840 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The department makes a range of information publicly available for schools and other interested parties. Information on the finances of the multi-academy trust (MAT) they intend to join is available through the schools financial benchmarking tool, found here:</p><p><a href="https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Information on the people involved in the governance of the trust is available, from either the trust’s own website, or the Get Information about Schools website here:</p><p><a href="https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>The department encourages Governing Bodies to consider this information before applying to become an academy.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, where a school is applying for an academy order to become an academy and join a trust, the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) will consider the financial health of the school and the MAT the school is joining as part of a robust assessment of the ability of the MAT to run the school. The Governing Body of a maintained school can decide not to proceed with conversion before an academy funding agreement is entered into.</p><p> </p><p>There are different arrangements when a school is directed to become an academy. In this situation, the RSC, with advice from their Headteacher Board, identifies an approved sponsor to run the school. The finances of the school, MAT and the MATs ability to run and improve the school are key elements that inform the decision. The sponsor is however under a duty to communicate their plans to improve the school to parents.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T15:08:18.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:08:18.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1023275
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total cost to the public purse has been of converting local authority schools to academy schools since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 201188 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>As of 1 December 2018, there are 7,814 open academies.</p><p>During the last nine financial years, the department has spent £443 million on pre-opening start-up grants to support local authority schools to convert to become academies. Further details are found in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Costs</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19 (as at end November 18)</p></td><td><p>£17 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£38 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£54 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£28 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£48 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£59 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£65 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£67 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£67 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£443 million</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T15:44:35.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T15:44:35.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1035216
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star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many academy schools are awaiting transfer from one Trust to another as a result of a new sponsor not being identified. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 205399 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>As at 7 January 2019, 78 academies were in the process of transferring from one trust to another and all of these academies have a new sponsor identified.</p><p>Academies may transfer to other trusts in a range of circumstances. In some cases, Regional School Commissioners may intervene due to concerns about academy performance and in other cases, an academy may be moving trust as part of an agreed voluntary arrangement. In all cases, a new trust will have been identified before the transfer is approved. For this reason, the department does not have any academies that have been approved for transfer where a new sponsor (or trust) has not been identified.</p><p>If a transfer is not felt to be the right approach, other improvement activity will take place, including other support arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T16:16:04.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:16:04.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1055962
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies Enterprise Trust: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish details of the financial turnaround plan agreed between his Department, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), including (a) how much public money provided by the ESFA has been earmarked to fund AET staff redundancy costs, (b) whether interest is being charged on any grants or loans to AET, (c) the loan repayment schedule for any such grants or loans, (d) financial savings AET is forecast to make while the plan is implemented and (e) whether the plan includes arrangements for outsourcing any AET staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 217588 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Where trusts face financial difficulty, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) may provide additional funding to protect the education of children. Interest is not charged on the revenue funding provided to trusts by the ESFA for these purposes.</p><p>The ESFA has agreed to provide up to £16.1 million in recoverable and non-recoverable deficit funding to support the turnaround plan of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), covering 2017-18 to 2020-21. AET is the largest academy trust in the country, responsible for over 60 academies. To date, we have provided £4.5 million, of which £3.06 million has been earmarked for restructuring costs, which will include redundancy payments. A repayment schedule for the recoverable funding has been agreed with AET and is due to commence in the 2019-20 academic year, subject to their ability to pay.</p><p>The ESFA is continuing to work with AET as it reviews the scope for financial efficiency; these plans are still under development. The Department is not aware of any plans for outsourcing AET staff.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T11:35:47.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T11:35:47.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
1002594
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department’s policy is on the period in which a multi-academy trust must repay advances made by the Education and Skills Funding Agency; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 188839 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>An advance to an academy trust is an early payment on its General Annual Grant, which is allocated to the trust for that year. It is not additional funding for the trust. With each advance, there will be a mutually agreed schedule of monthly reductions to offset the advance.</p><p> </p><p>The department continues to work with the sector to build capacity and expertise in financial management and support effective school resource management with specialist advisers, three year financial forecasting and developing buying hubs and national deals for all schools. Where an academy trust requires additional support, the Education and Skills Funding Agency will work with the trust to build its capacity and help it reach a stronger position.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T14:33:15.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:33:15.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this