An MPs report - which criticised the body responsible for allocating money to education institutions for being too slow to intervene in failing schools - highlights "the dog's dinner of a mess" made by the Government, a teaching union said.
The PAC [Public Accounts Committee] report reveals the dog's dinner of a mess the Government has made of holding academies and academy trusts accountable for the huge sums of public money they receive.
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