Tuesday December 4, 2018 - Tuesday December 4, 2018
Etc. Venues, One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London SW1V 2QQ
The amount of per-pupil spending in England's schools has fallen by 8% since 2010. This is despite record funding levels and the national funding formula officially coming into being last September, aimed at addressing historic disparities in funding between local areas. This involves a transition period, in which councils are to continue to allocate funding based on local formulae, with the full national formula rolled out from 2021.
This conference explored the national financial efficiency landscape. NFER Chief Social Scientist, Angela Donkin, spoke in the morning on school funding and the relationship with outcomes, looking at:
- how school expenditure and costs have changed over time
- how schools are responding to changes in their budgets
- what effect the available evidence tells us such changes may have on educational outcomes
- how these effects may vary depending on whether pupils are classed as disadvantaged.