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Second annual national school procurement survey launches

18 June 2014

The second national annual survey into the state of school procurement in England launches today (Monday 16 June).

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Peter Melville from Incensu

Schools can maximise budgets through the power of collaboration

01 December 2013

Peter Melville explains the power of collaboration in Just 4 SBMs Magazine. How goods and services are procured by schools is changing dramatically. The internet is now the most important source used by school leaders to find out about prospective suppliers – 62 per cent of respondents used the web to find out about companies that they could work with, while 57 per cent of school business managers preferred to go online to source trusted education suppliers.

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Half of school districts face places crunch

05 September 2013

Almost half of England's school districts will have more primary pupils than places within two years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. Some local areas will face a 20% shortfall in places by 2015, according to analysis of official data from 2012. Rising birth rates began the squeeze but uncertainty over funds has made it worse, the LGA says. The government says it has more than doubled funding for new school places.

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Survey to provide first detailed national picture of school procurement

18 June 2013

The first national survey into the state of school procurement in England launches this week - National School Procurement Survey (NSPS13)

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Academies Continue to Increase

07 January 2013

As of 1 February 2013 there are 2673 academies open in England. These academies are listed on the DfE website which is updated once a month.

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School Funding Reform 2013-14

19 December 2012

On 19 December, the Department for Education announced details of school revenue funding for 2013-14.

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Changes to Academies’ Insurance

19 December 2012

The Department for Education is changing the way that academies are funded for their insurance premiums.

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