Consultation on proposed changes to the Common Funding Scheme
Following the independent review of the Common Funding Scheme, which determines how funds are allocated to schools, the Minister for Education, John O’Dowd, has now set out his proposals for changes to the Scheme.
The Department of Education launched a consultation on the proposed changes on 26 June 2013.
The consultation closed on 25 October 2013 and responses are currently being considered.
The consultation documentation can be accessed using the links below:
The Department carried out a full Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) on the proposed changes to the Common Funding Scheme. The consultation on the draft EQIA ended on Friday 29 November 2013 and responses are currently being considered.
EQIA documentation can be accessed using the links below.
Public Consultation on Common Funding Scheme: Have your say on how schools are funded
In addition to the arrangements which were in place to facilitate consultation with schools as part of the consultation process, the Minister was keen to hear the views of wider interested parties, including those in the community, voluntary and business sectors.
To facilitate this, the Department held 2 public information events on the proposed changes:
Omagh Library, Wednesday 9 October 2013 at 6.30pm.
Linen Hall Library, Belfast, Monday 14 October 2013 at 6.15pm.
Please contact the Common Funding Implementation Team if you require any further information regarding the consultation.Common Funding Implementation Team
Department of Education
43 Balloo Road