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Guidance

Initial teacher training (ITT): providers annual return guidance

Annual accounts and audit grant return form guidance for initial teacher training (ITT) providers.

Documents

Initial teacher training (ITT): providers annual return form 2015 to 2016

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Details

Overview

All initial teacher training (ITT) providers must submit independently-audited audit grant returns to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). This is set out in the financial memorandum/grant funding agreement.

The guidance and form published are for reference purposes only.

Submission of annual returns

You’ll be sent, by email, your annual return form pre-populated with your funding details by the end of July. Use this form to submit your completed audited annual return by 31 December 2016 to financial.monitoring@education.gov.uk

Please submit your completed audited annual return in both the following formats:

  • Excel format, so that we can automatically upload the imported
  • PDF format, so we can authenticate the signatures.

A responsible officer, known as the accounting officer, must be appointed. They should submit the completed and signed audit grant return to the auditors. For tracking purposes, you must record the date you send it to the auditors.

It is your responsibility to ensure the submission deadline is met. The final version must be signed by both your accounting officer and your auditor. You can’t make amendments to the signed-off report, except in exceptional circumstances.

Contacts

If your query relates to early years

Email earlyyearsteachers.nctl@education.gov.uk for Early Years Audit Grant Return tab queries only.

If your query relates to ITT funding team

Email itt.funding@education.gov.uk for Audit Grant Return tab queries except early years.

If your query relates to income and expenditure, balance sheet or auditor statement

Email financial.monitoring@education.gov.uk for accounts and auditor tab queries.