School funding reform: starter’s orders…

The Spending Review has confirmed the government’s commitment to overhaul the school funding formula. While we are waiting for further details about implementation, I will be sharing my thoughts on the key challenges for the government. My first two posts will explore the importance of DfE managing expectations in the following areas:

• The definition of ‘fair’, which affects who the winners and losers will be;
• The timescale for implementation, which determines how quickly gains and losses will flow through.

My next post will look at the first of these. Please let me know what you think are the important issues.

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