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  • Funds and freebies: monthly highlights See the latest deadlines for funding opportunities. You'll also find a selection of the grants available to schools across a range of areas, and details of freebies you can access. Plus, a round up of free support and resources to help during coronavirus.
  • Governors' role in generating income for schools Just like every other aspect of school operations, school finances are being deeply affected by the coronavirus crisis. Learn how to help your school generate income and find some potential solutions for raising much-needed funds.
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  • School funding
    • Coronavirus: catch-up premium cheat sheet Understand how the coronavirus catch-up premium will be allocated, what your school can use the funding for (including the National Tutoring Programme) and your role in holding school leaders to account for how the premium is spent.
    • Devolved formula capital (DFC) funding Devolved formula capital (DFC) is a source of capital funding for maintained schools and academies. Learn about how it's allocated and the rules your school needs to follow when spending it.
    • Free school meals: how are they funded? Mainstream schools should use their core budget allocations to provide FSM to pre-16 pupils, but the government has also introduced a FSM supplementary grant for 2018-19 and 2019-20. Find out the details about this grant and learn how FSM are funded in special schools and for post-16 pupils.
    • Funding for pupils with SEN Get to grips with how provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is funded in your school.
    • Funding in maintained schools Read our one-page summary of how maintained schools are funded, and your role in overseeing the financial performance of your school. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
    • How academies are funded: 2020 to 2021 Learn how academies are funded, including how the general annual grant (GAG) works and additional streams of funding available.
    • How maintained schools are funded: 2020 to 2021 Understand how core funding is allocated in maintained schools. Be clear on other streams of funding including pupil premium, PE and sport premium, and universal infant free school meals.
    • National funding formula: an overview Get an overview of what you need to know about the national funding formula (NFF), so you’re clear on how your school is funded.
    • Primary PE and sport premium Understand how the PE and sport premium for primary schools is allocated and find out how your school can spend it.
    • Pupil premium Save time by reading our summary of the pupil premium in just one page. Download a copy to share with your governing board.
    • Pupil premium: eligible pupils Learn which categories of pupils are eligible for pupil premium funding, and find out more about each category. These include 'ever 6 FSM', 'looked after children' and 'service children'.
    • Year 7 catch-up premium: cheat sheet Understand how the premium is allocated, what your school can use it for and how you’re held accountable for your spending.
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