9 Oct, 2019

Accountability and Scrutiny Data Analysis

Case Study 1: London Borough of Croydon

A natural starting point has been to start with this particular borough that received particular criticism from Schools Week dated Fri 5th October 2018.

  • An analysis of 86 primary schools in the London borough of Croydon, seen by Schools Week, found a quarter had no evidence online for how the funding was spent last year.
  • Four in five of the schools (79 per cent) had yet to provide the completed statutory performance report.

Investigation: Schools accused of fudging sport premium funding

We wanted to ascertain the scale of progress that one would have expected this borough to have subsequently produced, especially given the active support of a school sports partnership. Our research as conducted post DfE statutory deadline (31stJuly) has revealed that:

  • 94.1% have yet to provide the completed statutory performance report.

For further information, please refer to the Excel spreadsheet that provides broken down school by school analysis. Given the extent of public money that has been used to fund this national strategy and that we have now entered its seventh year of operation, we firmly believe that it is in the national interest to shine a light upon the ongoing evident lack of accountability and scrutiny. Please note that we will not comply with requests to change any of the data online pending late changes made by schools as a result of the publication of any case study

Croydon Borough Primary PE Premium Annual Report Scrutiny 2018-19.xlsx

 

Case Study 2: North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Borough PE Premium Monitoring 2018-19.xlsx

Our research as conducted post DfE statutory deadline (31st July) has revealed that:

  • 63% schools yet to meet all DfE published statutory report requirements
  • 17.5% schools yet to provide any evidence for 2018-19

 

Case Study 3: Blackburn

Our research as conducted post DfE statutory criteria (31st July) has revealed that:

  • 76.7% schools yet to comply with DfE published criteria for complete online report (2018-19)
  • 62.5% schools who have not registered swim data for 2018-19
  • 71.4% schools who have not referenced required subject of sustainability within their final report
  • 0% = Primaries that have completed school profile and recorded evidence of impact via blogs on School Games website despite awarding of Kitemarks

Blackburn Borough PE Premium Monitoring 2018-19.xlsx

 

Case Study 4: London Borough of Bromley

Our research as conducted post DfE statutory criteria (31st July) has revealed that:

  • 63.7% schools yet to complete online statutory report for spend; impact; sustainability and swim data (2018-19)
  • 33% schools having not acknowledged sustainability within report (2018-19)
  • 48.7% schools having not completed swim data within report (2018-19)
  • 78.7% schools having not registered school profile of evidence of impact via blogs for School Games website despite many being awarded Kitemarks.
  • 5 schools = no evidence available online

London Borough of Bromley PE Premium Monitoring 2018-19.xlsx

We will be providing further borough case studies on a week by week basis.