Articles from National Audit Office (NAO)

New national funding formula has shifted funding from more deprived schools to less deprived schools

@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.

Support for children’s education during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

The National Audit Office (@NAOorguk) report on the action taken by the Department for Education (@EducationGovUK) in the early months of the pandemic, has been published today (17 Mar).

Financial sustainability of colleges in England: Nearly half have needed Government intervention

#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.

NAO report on supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements in England

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.

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.

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