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1. Information: Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) loan calculator
Education Funding Agency (EFA) has added a loan calculator to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) page on GOV.UK for academies and sixth-form colleges thinking of taking out a loan as part of their CIF proposal.
There is still time to register for the CIF webinar at 2pm on Monday 17 November.
2. Information: changes to the sub contracting arrangements for 2015 to 2016
We have published information on the changes to sub contracting arrangements for 2015 to 2016 on GOV.UK. We will publish the full controls guidance for 2015 to 2016 before the end of December 2014.
3. Information: survey of institutions making provision for high needs students
EFA would like to take stock of the current situation in relation to decisions around top up funding, payments and contracting at all institutions where local authorities commission places for post-16 high needs students.
Please complete a short questionnaire. It will only take a few minutes to complete. Should you have any questions about the survey please contact your EFA territorial team.
4. Information: how to use the EFA Information Exchange
We’ve uploaded a short video to introduce the EFA Information Exchange and to help you get started with using it. You can see instructions on how to log on to the Information Exchange via the Department for Education Secure Access portal on GOV.UK.
You can view the video here.
5. Information: visit us at the Academies Show on Wednesday 26 November, Birmingham NEC
Come and visit us at the Academies Show on Wednesday 26 November 2014 at Birmingham NEC.
We look forward to meeting visitors on stand 480, as well as at the various conference and workshop sessions to which EFA is contributing.
6. Information: protection of school playing fields and public land
We have updated our advice on the protection of school playing fields and public land.
The changes will be of interest to local authorities, governing bodies, foundation bodies, trustees, diocesan authorities, voluntary bodies, academies and sports organisations.
All 16 to 19 providers can get in touch with the EFA through the relevant territorial inbox, unless a different email address is specified in an article.
16 to 19 providers - northern territory
For local authorities, schools, colleges and other (non-academy) providers in north west, north east and Yorkshire and the Humber with queries for the Education Funding Agency
16 to 19 providers - central and south west territory
For local authorities, schools, colleges and other (non-academy) providers in south west, west midlands and east midlands with queries for the Education Funding Agency
16 to 19 providers - southern territory
For local authorities, schools, colleges and other (non-academy) providers in south east, east of England and London with queries for the Education Funding Agency
Academies should contact the Academy Enquiries Service:
For schools, local authorities, other education institutions and providers, accountants, auditors and other professional advisers with queries for the Education Funding Agency