• Stats watchdog launches investigations into ministers' 'disingenuous' use of data

    The statistics watchdog has launched two investigations into the government’s “disingenuous” use of education data, with ministers accused of using “smoke and mirrors” to deflect criticism from shrinking budgets. The UK Statistics Authority is investigating the Department for Education’s use of an OECD finding that the UK is the “third highest spender on education” to

    18.18 Oct. 3rd, 2018 | News

  • DfE placed on UK Statistics Authority watch list

    The Department for Education has been cautioned by the UK Statistics Authority for delaying data releases and providing unclear information to the public. It has been censured in particular for the way it published data on academy transfers, reported extensively by Schools Week. The “extended timeframe between promising the release of data and its publication was

    16.47 Sep. 26th, 2017 | News