‘Significant weaknesses’ in DfE oversight of Sats

Capita was awarded a £109 million in July 2018 to deliver the key stage 1 tests, the key stage 2 tests and the phonics screening check from 2020 to 2024. Tes reports.

But now the Department for Education has revealed in its DfE consolidated annual report and accounts that the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA), said “significant weaknesses” were found in the framework set up to oversee the Sats contract by the DfE’s Standards and Testing Agency (STA).

Sarah Hannafin, NAHT senior policy advisor on assessment, said: “The STA have invited independent scrutiny of their approach, but the auditors have not given them their full backing. This is certainly a cause for concern.

“What’s critical now is for STA to show that they have a strong grasp of the weaknesses that have been identified.”

Worrying. Read more about these “significant weaknesses” ‘Significant weaknesses’ in DfE oversight of Sats 

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