Targeted Support Funding
Targeted support funding
Dfe have just released new figures for the targeted support for NPQs for the 23-24 Academic Year, increasing the amount paid to schools and the expanding the eligibility.
For each teacher or leader a state-funded school and state-funded 16 to 19 organisation employs and who starts a NPQ in the 2023 to 2024 academic year, the following funding grant will apply:
· state-funded primary schools with 1 to 150 pupils will receive a grant payment of £800
· state-funded primary schools with more than 150 pupils will receive a grant payment of £200
· state-funded secondary schools and state-funded 16 to 19 educational settings with 1 to 600 pupils will receive a grant payment of £200
Schools can check how many pupils they have recorded on the Get Information about Schools (GIAS) database, as well as which phase(s) of education they are recorded as delivering (“primary” and “middle-deemed primary” are eligible).
Where sixth-form colleges are attached to schools their eligibility is based on the whole school’s pupil data.
Other settings are not eligible for this funding, even though employees may be in receipt of scholarship funding. This includes young offenders’ institutions, virtual schools, local authorities, non-school based early years settings, and hospital schools (unless otherwise listed as a publicly funded school on the GIAS database).
- The Funding will be paid automatically by ESFA in a single arrears payment in the summer term 2024.
- ESFA has a responsibility to make sure that public funds are properly managed in line with these grant conditions.
- In advance of accepting any funding, organisations will have the opportunity to let ESFA know they do not want to receive this funding or notify them of any changes, for example, the teacher moves to a different school before they start the course. You can notify of any changes by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Organisations should not use the targeted support fund for the acquisition of assets.
- Organisations should keep some record of this grant, but ESFA will not mandate what form this record should take and trust school leaders to use their judgement.
- ESFA reserve the right to conduct proportionate assurance such as asking for sight of such records and evidence that a participant works or worked at the recipient organisation.
For all enquiries please contact Caroline Carroll via email - email@example.com or please phone her on 01403 267890.