School improvement monitoring and brokering grant: payment conditions

Closed 26 May 2021

Opened 28 Apr 2021

Feedback updated 27 Jul 2021

We asked

We sought views on proposals to attach conditions to the payment of the Local Authority School Improvement Monitoring and Brokering grant in order to ensure that it is contributing, all across England, to the delivery of urgent school improvement priorities.

You said

Broadly, respondents were supportive of our proposals, or indicated that the proposed conditions would not have a significant impact on local authorities, schools and pupils.

We did

After careful consideration of the responses, we decided to proceed with our proposals to attach conditions to the grant. In light of queries raised by respondents, we have ensured that the grant terms and conditions allow local authorities flexibility in how they carry out their school improvement functions whilst prioritising educational recovery; we have provided an indication of the types of activity that a local authority should undertake in order to demonstrate compliance with the grant conditions; and we have clearly set out the process by which the department will work with local authorities to secure compliance where there are concerns.

Overview

We’re seeking views on proposals to attach conditions to the payment made to local authorities of the school improvement monitoring and brokering grant.

Why we are consulting

Due to the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic on schools and pupils, and the national priority of ensuring that pupils are supported to overcome any adverse impacts of the pandemic on their education, we are consulting on proposals to attach conditions to the Local Authority School Improvement Monitoring and Brokering grant in order to ensure that it is contributing to the delivery of urgent school improvement priorities.

Audiences

  • Headteachers
  • Local authorities

Interests

  • Education