The department is led by the Secretary of State for Education. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. We’ll develop world-class education with the following principles: Read our single departmental plan to find out more about how we are performing against our objectives. It was established on 1 April 2013, when the Teaching Agency (which replaced the Training and Development Agency for Schools and parts of the General Teaching Council for England) merged with the National College for School Leadership. It will make sure that everyone has the chance to reach their potential, and live a more fulfilled life. strategy for post-16 education (jointly with Minister of State for Universities); technical education and skills including T Levels and qualifications review; apprenticeships including traineeships; further education workforce; further education provider market including quality and improvement and further education efficiency; adult education, including the National Retraining Scheme and basic skills; Institutes of Technology and National Colleges; reducing the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training; careers education, information and guidance including the Careers and Enterprise Company. To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. We are a ministerial department supported by 17 agencies and public bodies and non-ministerial departments. 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It will also create a more productive economy, so that our country is fit for the future. You’ve accepted all cookies. [26], In 2018, The Department for Education confirmed their commitment to forming positive relationships with the voluntary and community sector. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, National restrictions in England until 2 December, Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support, Transparency and freedom of information releases, teaching and learning for children in the early years and in primary schools, teaching and learning for young people in secondary schools, teaching, learning and training for young people and adults in apprenticeships, traineeships and further education, teaching and learning for young people and adults in higher education, supporting professionals who work with children, young people and adult learners, helping disadvantaged children and young people to achieve more, making sure that local services protect and support children, ensure our academic standards match and keep pace with key comparator nations, strive to bring our technical education standards in line with leading international systems, ensure that education builds character, resilience and well-being, always remembering that in education and care, by far the most important factor is the people delivering it – so we will strive to recruit, develop and retain the best, prioritising in all that we do the people and places left behind and the most disadvantaged, protecting the autonomy of institutions by intervening only where clear boundaries are crossed, national and local agencies who look after children, professionals who work in schools and further and higher education institutions, children’s services and health services. The DfE is also supported by 10 public bodies: Education, youth and children's policy is devolved elsewhere in the UK. The DfE was formed on 12 May 2010 by the incoming Cameron ministry, taking on the responsibilities and resources of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). With the new curriculum, materials have been written by commercial companies, to support non-specialist teachers, for example, '100 Computing Lessons' by Scholastic. Our staff are based at our ministerial offices in London and in a number of other locations around England. Voices. The Computing at Schools organisation[21] has created a 'Network of Teaching Excellence'to support schools with the new curriculum. The STA is regulated by the examinations regulator, Ofqual.[16]. The EFA was formed on 1 April 2012 by bringing together the functions of two non-departmental public bodies, the Young People's Learning Agency and Partnerships for Schools. The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. [19] Following Michael Gove's speech in 2012,[20] the subject of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has been disapplied and replaced by Computing. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. Faith schools contribute ‘millions of pounds less towards own costs’ Education News. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools; academies and multi-academy trusts, including governance; faith schools; independent schools; home education and supplementary schools; intervention in underperforming schools, including trust capacity funds; school capital investment (including pupil place planning, new school places and school condition); counter extremism and integration in schools; safeguarding in schools and post-16 settings; school efficiency; departmental efficiency and commercial, Department of Education and Science, 1964–1992, Department for Education and Employment (DfEE), 1995–2001, Director-General, Social Care, Mobility and Disadvantage – Indra Morris, Director-General, Higher and Further Education Group – Paul Kett, Director-General, Early Years and Schools – Andrew McCully, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Operations Group – Mike Green, Chief Executive, Education & Skills Funding Agency – Eileen Milner, Marion Plant OBE; CEO of the Midland Academies Trust and Principal, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 04:27. Education News. Read our policy on Social media use. [12] The SFA was formed on 1 April 2010, following the closure of the Learning and Skills Council. The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is responsible for administering the training of new and existing teachers in England, as well as the regulation of the teaching profession and offers headteachers, school leaders and senior children's services leaders opportunities for professional development. The Department of Education (DE) has reversed a decision not to allow schools to pay for counselling for pupils using new mental health funding. recruitment and retention of teachers and school leaders (including initial teacher training, qualifications and professional development); supporting a high-quality teaching profession and reducing teacher workload; Teaching Regulation Agency; admissions and school transport; school revenue funding, including the national funding formula for schools; curriculum and qualifications (including links with Ofqual); Standards and Testing Agency and primary assessment; school accountability and inspection (including links with Ofsted); support for raising; school standards; school sport; pupil premium; relationships, sex, and health education; and personal, social, health and economic education; behaviour and attendance and exclusions; early education curriculum and teaching quality. 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