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National funding formula: what should governors do next?

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Last updated on 29 September 2017
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Now that the national funding formula has been confirmed, we look at how you can respond to these changes. We explain what information governors need to know, and suggest questions to ask and actions to take to work out what the formula means for your school.

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  1. 1 Find out as much information as you can
  2. 2 Establish what's happening in the transition phase 
  3. 3 Discuss the potential impact of the 'hard' formula
  4. 4 Questions – if you think your school will be negatively affected
  5. 5 Questions – if you think your school will be positively affected

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