Hunt for missing millions
Another Pounds 8 million had been set aside for appraisal training, the Scottish Office estimated.
But a report published last year by the Office for Standards in Education concluded that the Pounds 50 million spent on appraisal in England had effectively been a waste of money. It had improved teaching in only a fifth of some 300 schools visited by inspectors.
The report stated: "There is too little evidence that appraisal is contributing as much as it should to raising pupils' standards of achievement and to improving teachers' levels of performance."