ACT - The Association of Christian Teachers

for Christians working in education

School spending claims by DfE to be investigated.

School spending claims by DfE to be investigated.

School spending claims by the Department for Education are being investigated by the UK's statistics watchdog. 

It follows BBC News reports which showed figures quoted by education ministers defending their record on state school spending included the money spent by university students on tuition fees and parents on private school fees.

This has been confirmed by the OECD think tank that compiles the international comparisons of spending figures.

Head teachers' leaders have accused the department of "disrespecting" schools and teachers by this "extraordinary" use of statistics, warning it has "serious questions to answer".

The Department for Education accepts that the spending claim is not limited to public spending on schools - but stands by its use of the figures as "true".

Read more.

 

©2002-2015 Association of Christian Teachers. All rights reserved. Use of this website is subject to our Terms & Conditions and Cookie Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Privacy Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Refund Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Electronic Transactions Security Policy. Website by: Serve Design 

ACT Login