Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

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TEACHING FOCUS

Ofeted is consulting on changes to the way it inspects teachertraining providers. From the summer term of this year it wants to introduce a twostage inspection model, which would gather evidence on outcomes for trainees as well as the quality of the training provided, following up newly qualified teachers in the first term of their employment. The education watchdogsaid this would provide a 'sharper focus' on how well training prepares new teachers for the rigours of the classroom. The consultation closes on May 6.

HANDLING CHANGE

This summer, the National Audit Office plans to publish a study looking at how well Whitehall departments have adjusted to local government funding changes. Following the 2010 spending review, more financial decision-making has been devolved to local authorities and, therefore, more grants are no longer ring-fenced. The NAO will assess how government departments are still able to assure parliament that funds have been spent with due regard to regularity, propriety and value for money. …

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