Why are the maintained sector paid more than PVI’s?
The only current difference is in relation to the lump sum. This goes back to when our single funding formula was first introduced and PVI providers could access the Transformation Funding and Graduate Leader Funding which the LA received as a ring – fenced grant. The £8,000 was matched in the Single Funding Formula to help
schools with their costs of a Qualified Teacher (QT) which is a legal requirement. When this grant was withdrawn the LA continued to fund the lump – sum but with budget cuts it was reduced from £8,000 to £5,000. With further cuts these costs have been moved to the Dedicated Schools Grant and are now part of our review. The proposal from April 15 is that all sectors receive £2,000 towards higher qualified staff.