General 80: Income Received from HMRC for Tax-Free Childcare

If you believe you should have received income from the HMRC regarding Tax-free Childcare, please would you email Revenue ( and copy in the amount you’re expecting and the child’s initials. When Revenue receive the income there …

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General 79: Spam Email

Several Devon Schools have reported receiving an email for an FOI request on 2016 and 2017 budgets.

The body of the email requests the following

Under the FOI Act please can you let me know your orginsations budget for:

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Monitoring & Reporting 52: Schools’ Carry Forward Confirmations

As per previous years, the carry forward schools balances from 2016/17 to 2017/18 will be confirmed around the middle of July – after full cabinet have met and have given their approval. Once agreed, the carry forward confirmations will be …

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Monitoring & Reporting 51: DFC Allocation Notifications 2017/18

We have just uploaded the 2017/18 DFC notifications to SecureNet. If you have any queries, please relay them to


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Governance and Compliance 53: Spring FRS Return

The Spring FRS report for all maintained schools stating their end of year position for 2016/17 (period 13) is now due.

If you haven’t already submitted your report, please can you make sure that your period 13 FRS report is …

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General 78: Devolved Formula Capital Announcements

Further to the blog entry sent 20th April, the DFC allocations have been posted on the website.

I will endeavour to send a personalised budget allocation (as per previous years) in due course, but to enable the …

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Apprenticeship Levy 1: Schools’ 0.5% Charge


You will be aware that the Apprenticeship Levy has been introduced by Government from April 2017 and there has been guidance sent out by HR via Schools Communications on how this will work for schools of all types.

Initial …

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Monitoring & Reporting 50: Consistent Financial Reporting 2017-18

During the last week of March 2017 the Department for Education (DfE) published guidance relating to Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) for the financial year 2017-18. You can access the updated information on the Schools Finance Webpages. This is for …

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General 77: Important Communication re: Pension Costs for Non-Teaching Staff

Please be aware that a letter from Dawn Stabb, Head of Education and Learning, and Mary Davis, County Treasurer re: Pensions has been sent out through the schools communication website for the attention of the Headteacher and Business Manager of …

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General 76: Accessing Devon County Council’s Apprenticeship Levy Fund

A new update has been received from HR with regards to the apprenticeship levy and has been published on the School Communication website. This message however, only applies to Community and Voluntary Controlled schools who are paying into Devon County …

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