ESFA Update local authorities: May 25, 2022

1. Reminder: Coronavirus (COVID-19) reimbursement request form 16 to 19 2022 to 2023

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tuition Fund Form 16 to 19 2022 to 2023 is online.
The deadline for submission is Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

We have published tips to help you access and complete the form.

You can read more about Coronavirus (COVID-19) 16 to 19 Tuition Fund Guidelines 2022 to 2023.

2. Reminder: 2021 to 2022 School Financial Worth Standard (SFVS) Assurance Statement

Your local authority’s blank SFVS insurance statement for 2021 to 2022 has been uploaded to the document exchange.

The deadline for local authorities to upload the signed statement of assurance on the exchange of documents is May 31, 2022.

Additional guidance on completing the insurance declaration is available.

3. Reminder: expected year-end funding request for 2021 to 2022

The year-end forecast funding application window will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022. Please submit your year-end funding request by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The application form will be available at Submit Learner Data.

You will need to submit a claim if you receive funds through these contracts:

  • funded grant – ESFA Adult Education Budget (AEB) (Adult Skills, Community Learning, 19 to 24 Traineeships and NSF Level 3 Adult Offer (for learners aged 23 or under))
  • funded grant – ESFA NSF Level 3 Adult Offer (for learners aged 24 or over)
  • funded grant – Advanced Learner Loans Bursary (ALLB)
  • 16 to 19 education

For more information, please see the guidelines for applying for funding 2021-2022. The user guide to help you complete the form is available on GOV.UK.

Once you have submitted your application, you will also be able to view it on the Manage your education and skills funding page.

4. Information: 2022 to 2023 additional grants to schools allocations at school level and grant conditions for local authorities

We have published the allocations and eligibility requirements for the Supplementary School Grant (SSG). This follows the announcement of an additional £1.2billion allocated to mainstream schools and academies to support the costs of the Health and Social Care Levy and wider costs.

We intend to include GSU in the schools’ base budget allocation for fiscal year 2023 to 2024.

Local authorities will receive their payment in May 2022, to cover the period from April 2022 to August 2022 and in October 2022, to cover the period from September 2022 to March 2023.

5. Information: Advanced Student Loan Funding and Performance Management Rules Version 2 2022 to 2023

We have released Version 2 of the ESFA Advanced Student Loan Funding and Performance Management Rules 2022 to 2023.

The main change compared to version 1, published in March 2022, is the integration of the performance management rules for 2022 to 2023.

Based on feedback, we moved the first performance point forward from October to September.

The rules apply to all education and training providers holding a Loan Condition and Loan Bursary Fund Agreement with ESFA.

6. Information: financing of local authorities with high needs: operational guide survey 2022 to 2023

We would like to gather user feedback on the content and format of the current High Needs Funding Operational Guide: 2022-2023. We will use feedback received from the survey to inform and shape future releases of the guide.

You can access the survey and submit your responses by 27 June 2022. Please forward it to all schools in your local authority and note that this survey is optional.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at

[email protected]

Thank you in advance for your participation and contributions.

7. Information: Changes to the School Financial Benchmarking Home Page

We’ve explored ways to improve the home page of the School Financial Benchmarking site to ensure that users can get to the parts of the site that are useful to them faster and easier.

Now, after searching your school’s homepage, you’ll also find a ‘Quick Comparison’ and your school’s ‘Self-Assessment Dashboard’ on the very first page you visit. Additionally, we’ve added a “Next Steps” section to help school business professionals and others access additional resources that will help them impact their school.

If users would like to provide feedback or apply to participate in user testing on new developments (such as a planned Trust Dashboard feature), please email us at [email protected] uk.

8. Information: backup workshop for RPA members

As part of our risk management support, the Department of Education (DfE) and Willis Towers Watson are hosting a webinar on safeguarding. This workshop will cover:

  • child protection in schools and advice on how to keep the children in your care safe
  • equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to recognize and respond to potential abuse and identify your responsibilities to keep children safe

Please select the best date for more information and to register:

9. Information: Regularity trial simulation session for members of the RPA

The DfE and Willis Towers Watson have developed a bespoke training seminar, “The Regulatory Mock Trial”.

The seminar was designed to help governors, administrators, managers and members of leadership teams understand the challenges they face in implementing compliant health and safety management systems, improving chances of avoiding enforcement action and improving the school’s defensive capabilities in the event of a lawsuit. for follow-up. This mock trial sequence was taken from a previous seminar.

Reserve your spot at the Mock Trial Training Seminar on June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis.

ten. Information: Phase 3 of the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund

The Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund provides grants to boost decarbonization skills and unlock decarbonization in the public sector.

The application portal for LCSF Phase 3 will open on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. for all eligible public sector bodies to apply. Salix Finance organizes several webinars to help you develop a good thermal decarbonization plan.

If you have any further questions or wish to discuss your application, please contact Salix’s dedicated support team at [email protected]

11. Information: Join these Approved Frameworks webinars and learn how you could save money for your school

DfE hosts webinars on how using our approved frameworks could help your school get value for money.

If you are responsible for purchasing goods and services for your schools, check out the range of informative webinars that could help you save time and money.

All sessions are free, use these Eventbrite links to join the Schools Sales Team and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have to vendors:

Follow our LinkedIn Buy for Schools page to learn more about how we can help your school buy goods and services.

12. Information: call for volunteers to improve support for school management

The DfE is looking for volunteers to form a task force to improve school stock management and develop further support for the sector. We are looking for volunteers with a range of backgrounds – including school affairs professionals, real estate professionals, and those who are less experienced or find it difficult to implement strategic real estate management in their schools.

Joining the working group will give you the opportunity to inform and test the products and services we are developing, including updates to the Good Property Management for Schools (GEMS) strategy we have committed to. of sustainability and climate change recently published. We want to hear from you to understand the challenges you face and how we can best help schools, trusts and other responsible bodies manage their estates well.

We hope to hold meetings almost quarterly, but it may also be possible to form smaller project-specific working groups, depending on your interests, experience and time. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Maz Lees in the Improving Wealth Management team.

13. Information: free menstrual products available to schools and colleges

Public schools or colleges in your local authority can order free menstrual products online from the supplier, phs, now until Friday 8th July. The system will then resume in September 2022.

Learn more about GOV.UK.

14. Information: delivery of the Jubilee commemorative book

We emailed eligible schools on April 29 to let them know that all children from Reception to Year 6 in publicly funded schools across the country will receive a free commemorative book that celebrates the year. of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the achievements of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth over the past 70 years.

The following information is for schools that have not yet received the book:

The books will be distributed by Yodel before July 11.

Please note that :

  • you will receive your books in multiple parcel deliveries, which may be on different days.
  • each school will receive an email notification to this email address providing an estimated delivery date and tracking number for your packages.
  • you will be able to use the email to change your delivery schedule and delay your delivery for up to 16 days.
  • if you do not receive notification from Yodel by July 4, please email [email protected]
  • if you need additional or replacement books for any damage, please complete this form.

Each box contains bookmarks that you can distribute with the books promoting the Summer Reading Challenge, to encourage children across the country to discover the joy of reading this summer.

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