Articles from National Audit Office (NAO)

Investigation into university technical colleges - Sector Response

Today (30 Oct) the National Audit Office (NAO) publishes an "Investigation into UTCs" report on university technical colleges. UTCs are a type of free school that focus on providing technical education, mainly to students aged 14 to 19.

Some children with special educational needs and disabilities #SEND are receiving high-quality support but many are missing out

NAO report on Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England While some children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are receiving high-quality support, many others are not getting the help they should, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). Local authorities are coming under growing financial pressure as the demand for supporting school pupils with the greatest needs rises.

Investigation into the response to cheating in English language tests

In 2014 the BBC’s Panorama programme uncovered examples of organised fraud taking place during Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) required under immigration rules for students and other visas.

Supporting disabled people into work #FutureofEmployment

In 2017, the government set a goal to see 1 million more disabled people in work in the 10 years to 2027. The Department for Work & Pensions (the Department) and the Department of Health & Social Care also produced a command paper, Improving Lives, to support this.

National Audit Office Investigation Into Devolved Funding #SpendingReview

Today’s (13 Mar) investigation by the National Audit Office sets out how HM Treasury allocates funding to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (the devolved administrations).

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