@NAOorguk - School funding formula takes from the poor and gives to rich
A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that while government funding per pupil has remained virtually unchanged since 2014, a new national funding formula has contributed to a shift in the balance of funding from more deprived schools to less deprived schools.
#FEReform - Today (16 Sept), the National Audit Office (@NAOorguk) reports that while the Department for Education (@EducationGovUK) has spent significant amounts of money aimed at helping individual colleges in financial difficulty, core funding for the sector as a whole has fallen and its financial health remains fragile.
The take-up of free early education and childcare places and the quality of childcare providers is lower in the most deprived areas of England, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). This risks increasing the development gap between disadvantaged children and their peers, and could have a negative impact on social mobility.
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.
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