Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has today called for the National Audit Office (NAO) to launch an inquiry into the Job Retention Bonus scheme and whether it is good value for money.
More money, fewer problems? The case for targeted education spending
Drastic variation in finances mean the Government’s plans to ‘level up’ school funding will not close the gap between struggling schools and those with healthy bank balances.
New figures published today (17 Dec) by the Department for Education show that the most advantaged pupils were five times more likely to progress to a top university than the most disadvantaged in 2017/18. This shows that minimal progress has been made over the past 8 years – the figure was six times more likely in 2009/10.