Auditors are analyzing whether or not the Nationwide Tutoring Programme is attaining worth for cash as a part of an investigation into authorities’s schooling catch-up schemes.
The Nationwide Audit Workplace will report later this 12 months on how successfully the Division for Schooling is supporting schooling restoration in faculties.
The probe will embody an evaluation of ministers’ flagship multi-million pound tutoring scheme, following a bumpy two years since its launch.
It should additionally probe the common and focused monetary premiums paid straight to colleges, coaching and steady skilled improvement for lecturers and the summer time faculties programme.
It follows a essential report by the NAO in March 2021 which urged schooling ministers to take “swift motion” to evaluation their catch-up plans.
Auditors additionally raised questions on what number of poorer pupils the NTP was reaching.
Faculties Week lately revealed how two evaluations of the programme have now been delayed till later this 12 months, round two years after the programme’s launch.
HR agency Randstad’s £32 million contract to run the flagship tutoring scheme is because of finish inside weeks after it was axed following a tumultuous 12 months which noticed the programme battle to succeed in its targets.
Three new suppliers have been contracted to assist run the scheme subsequent 12 months, with the money going straight to colleges.