Re: If and only if ...
"As with mainstream education, the ostensible outcome (of delivering capable people) has effectively got lost as other considerations take precedence."
Metrics that measure pointless things because no-one is prepared to trust the teachers(*). Budgets spent on consultants advising on dashboard designs to display current metrics (the ones that change twice a year) in 'real time' to senior managers who attend conferences about strategic development.
(*) Can't trust? Don't hire.
OK: I'm calming down a bit now. Good luck.