Trevor Mallard blogs:
Anne Tolley will announce a progressive introduction of bulk funding for schools starting soon with the staffing component for guidance and careers counsellors being abolished and a small increase going into the bulk operations grant.
Now it comes from Trevor, so it is hardly reliable, but we can all keep our fingers crossed that it is actually true.
Bulk funding is in fact how almost every other part of society operates.
Hospitals don’t have their staff paid out of one budget on a fixed scale, and an operations grant for everything else.
Universities don’t have their staff paid out of one budget, and an ops grant for everything else.
It is pretty much only in the school sector that you have this abnormal arrangement.