DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference
16 and 17 October 2014
Saunton Sands Hotel
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A choice of Day 1 Workshops, including
Kevin Jane HMI, Ofsted, on key inspection trends
DAPH Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 2 July 2014
A reminder about our forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 2 July 2014 at Exeter Golf and Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 7AE commencing at 10.30am and followed by lunch.
Click to view a copy of the Agenda
which will include a brief overview of the work undertaken by DAPH over the last 12 months, financial report as well as considering the nominations (and elections if necessary) for representation on the DAPH Executive Committee for the coming 12 months.
If you would like to attend the AGM please contact the DAPH Office by telephone 01392 380518 or email
and also to submit apologies.
School Funding Consultations
Briefing events will be taking place in respect of 2015/16 funding formula and de-delegation on the following dates:
Monday 15 September, The Barnstaple Hotel- 2pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 16 September, Buckfast Abbey - 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 17 September, Sandy Park, Exeter -
2pm to 4.30pm or 6pm to 8pm
Further details and booking forms for these events will be available soon.
The Early Years Single Funding Formula
Funding Arrangements 2015/16
26 June - 11 July 2014
In line with our Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) settlement, there has been no increase in the provider hourly funding rate for at least 3 years. We are now seeking to address that although any change to the formula must be sustainable and affordable; the purpose of this consultation is to consider how this might be achieved, therefore your views are important.
To support the consultation, four events are being held across the county next week to give an understanding on how the funding will change:-
Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre
Tuesday 1st July 2014, 1.00 3.00pm
Barnstaple Civic Centre
Wednesday 2nd July 2014, 1.00 3.00pm
Great Moor House, Exeter
Thursday 3rd July 2014, 1.00 3.00pm and 6.00-8.00pm
to book your venue. For those who cannot attend, the 2015/16 Funding Arrangements Presentation
is available to view online.
Visit the website
to download the Consultation and Response form, noting that your response must be submitted by midday Friday 11 July 2014.
Urgent - Broadband Update 2014/15
Following some possible lack of clarity around broadband funding for 2014/15 and beyond, DAPH has asked Education Finance to issue some further guidance for schools who may be considering changes to their existing broadband service provision. This has been issued today and can be viewed via this Schools Communications Finance Update link
The existence of the broadband subsidy budget is subject to annual consultation with schools as part of the overall schools funding consultation. For this reason it is not possible to guarantee the funding for periods of more than one year at a time. Schools may use the subsidy towards broadband connectivity from whoever their provider is; it is not ring fenced to SWGFL.
Education Finance Blog
A new item, Governance and compliance 2- All Schools Finance
Update June 2014' has been posted today and covers the following;
Mutual Fund arrangements
One off additional support for Low Cost High Incidence SEN in mainstream schools
Update to the Growth Fund criteria
Teachers Pay Grant
Universal Infant Free School Meals - revenue allocations
Legal costs relating to asset transfers (lease) re-negotiation processes for schools