The Chief Education Officers and Chairman of Governors of self governing GM schools in Hillingdon, Bromley, Essex, Calderdale and Gloucestershire have been invited to become involved in more detailed work on the Common Funding Formula.
This is prior to a more formal consultation towards the end of this year on the introduction of the CFF in April 1994. Education Minister Emily Blatch said: 'This is the next step in the continuing consultation process on a Common Funding Formula for GM schools.
There was an even greater response to the second consultation than to the first which shows that we were right to consult widely on our proposals. 'We will be consulting formally on where the pilot areas should be towards the end of the year.
I am sure that everyone will welcome the opportunity to contribute to the success of the CFF in their area.'