Department for Education
- 1 Non-Ministerial Departments
- 2 Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies
- 3 Executive Agencies
- 4 Advisory Non-Departmental Public Bodies
- 5 Other Bodies
- 6 National Curriculum
- 7 SureStart Children's Centres
- 8 Associated Groups
- 9 Timelines
- 10 Articles
- Department for Education >> Department for Education and Skills (United Kingdom)
- Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission
- Alan Milburn
- Link to Justine Greening
- Link to School Cuts
- Some good stuff in here re this Dept. Start at page 10: https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Investigation-into-the-circumstances-surrounding-the-monitoring-inspection-and-funding-of-Learndirect.pdf
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Ofqual is a non-ministerial department.
The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament. Ofqual is a non-ministerial department.
Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies
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Equality and Human Rights Commission
- RightsInfo builds knowledge and support for human rights in the UK by producing engaging, accessible and beautifully-presented online human rights content. https://rightsinfo.org/
Student Loans Company
- Mar.11.2018: Student loans sale faces Audit Office probe. The govt spending watchdog the National Audit Office is to investigate the sale of a £1.7bn student loans book that has reportedly led to an £800m loss for taxpayers. It was the first of a 4-year sell-off of loans made to students before 2012. The first clutch of debt, which had a face value of £3.7bn, was sold to specialist investors including pension funds and hedge funds via a securitisation process — where assets are packaged together and sold as bonds. Offloading £43bn of graduate debt — currently valued at just under £30bn — is part of a government attempt to reduce its own borrowing. Loans totalling about £12bn are expected to be sold over the next five years. (See Comments) The Times, Sabah Meddings
Office for Students
- Mar.22.2018: Toby Young clings onto taxpayer-funded Free Schools role. The process behind Toby Young's appointment to the OfS was heavily criticised by the Commissioner for Public Appointments last month, whose report revealed that Young had been encouraged to apply by Jo Johnson, then Universities minister (now Transport minister). Questioned about the contract in the House of Commons in Feb.2018, the Education minister Sam Gyimah, gave a studied response, saying the DfE was “looking at options”. Layla Morna, the Liberal Democrats Education spokesperson, attacked Young’s OfS appointment as "blatant cronyism". Since the controversy Young has kept an uncharacteristically low public profile. Richard Adams, The Guardian.
- Jan.2018: Toby Young resigns from the Office for Students after backlash. Toby Young has stepped down from the Office for Students less than 24 hours after the Universities minister Jo Johnson robustly countered criticism of his appointment. Angela Rayner, Shadow Education secretary, had strongly criticised Young’s OfS appointment in a letter to Theresa May on Friday. The University and College Union said Young should never have been appointed in the first place. The joint general secretary of the National Education Union, Mary Bousted, said he had "at last recognised what was so obvious to so many: he is not fit to hold a position in government". Claire Phipps, Kevin Rawlinson, Rowena Mason, The Guardian.
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Education and Skills Funding Agency
Standards and Testing Agency
Advisory Non-Departmental Public Bodies
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Star Chamber Scrutiny Board
The Star Chamber helps review all Department for Education data collections relating to children’s services, schools and families. The Star Chamber is made up of representatives from schools and local authorities. Gov.uk
- At the bottom of this page, there's a good show/hide box "Topics in Education", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_education
Sex and Relationship Education
- Mar.02.2018: Teach girls how to get pregnant, say doctors. Girls should be taught how and when to get pregnant in new compulsory sex education classes, a coalition of leading doctors, fertility experts and campaigners has told the govt. The traditional focus on contraception and warnings over the risk of teen pregnancy mean that many young women assume they will conceive as soon as they want to, according to the Fertility Educational Initiative (FEI). In fact, NHS figures show that one in seven couples struggles to conceive. Rosemary Bennett, The Times.
SureStart Children's Centres
- Sure Start
- Mar.20.2018: Sure Start funding halved in eight years, figures show. Local authority cuts have meant a £763m funding slump for early childhood service. Anushka Asthana, The Guardian.
- Apr.15.2013, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sure-start-childrens-centres
- Feb.28.2013, https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/nursery-world-column-from-sarah-teather-on-funding-for-sure-start-childrens-centres
- Feb.17.1011, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/sure-start-childrens-centres-statutory-guidance
- Nov.25.2010, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-quality-of-group-childcare-settings-used-by-3-to-4-year-old-children-in-sure-start-local-programme-areas-and-the-relationship-with-child-outcomes
- Nov.25.2010, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-impact-of-sure-start-local-programmes-on-5-year-olds-and-their-families
- Jun.17.2010, https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/numbers-of-sure-start-childrens-centres-april-2010
- Friends of Grammar Schools campaign group
- Link to National Education Union, https://neu.org.uk/about
- Teachersolidarity, https://teachersolidarity.com/about
- National Union of Teachers (NUT), https://www.teachers.org.uk/
|DfE: The DCSF was reorganised as the Department for Education. Other education functions of the DCSF were taken over by DIUS.|
| The DfES was split into two:
DCSF: Department for Children, Schools & Families, responsible for issues affecting people in England up to the age of 19, including child protection and education. DCSF was directly responsible for state schools in England.
DIUS: Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, with responsibility for Adult, Further and Higher education. DIUS also took over the Department of Trade & Industry's science and innovation functions, as well as the innovation and skills functions of DfES.
|Department for Education & Skills was set up, with responsibility for the education system (including Higher Education and Adult Learning) as well as Children's Services. Its jurisdiction was England-only. Responsibility for employment was transferred to a new Department for Work & Pensions.|
|1995||DEE: the Department for Education & Employment was created by the merger of the Department for Education with the Department of Employment.|
|DfE: DES was renamed as the Department for Education. Responsibility for science was transferred to the Cabinet Office's Office of Public Service and the Department of Trade & Industry's Office of Science and Technology.|
|DES: The Department of Education & Science was created.|
- Jan.23.2018: Theresa May's former social mobility tsar says Tories lack 'ability or willingness' to deliver fairer society. Alan Milburn, who headed up the Social Mobility Commission, said Brexit had distracted officials and ministers from dealing with the 'crunch issue' of a divided society. Theresa May’s social mobility tsar who quit last month citing a “lack of political leadership” has said the biggest issue is the “middle class brain drain” away from the North and the Midlands. Nicola Vartlett, The Mirror.
- Oct.24.2017: Dear Ms Greening, why won’t your boss give up on new grammar schools? We all thought Theresa May had finally got the message – but it turns out she has a plan B. The main people announcing education policy at the moment are Theresa May and Nick Gibb. Mrs May had planned to open new grammar schools. Now, though, we see she was determined not to give up and had a plan B up her sleeve. Arg: it’s good for social mobility. Michael Rosen, The Guardian.