Department for Education

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The Department for Education (DfE) is responsible for education and children’s services in England. It is a ministerial department, supported by 10 agencies and public bodies.

DoE, Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, SW1P - opposite the Adam Smith Institute and 1 minute from lobbyists PLMR and Central Lobby Consultants

Activities

The department is responsible for:

  • the teaching and learning for children in the early years and in primary schools
  • the teaching and learning for young people under the age of 19 years in secondary schools and in further education
  • supporting professionals who work with children and young people
  • helping disadvantaged children and young people to achieve more
  • making sure that local services protect and support children

Agencies

Executive agencies

The DfE works closely with three executive agencies:

Non-ministerial department

Executive non-departmental public body

Advisory non-departmental public body

Other


People

Ministers

  • Justine Greening - Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Women and Equalities
  • Nick Gibb - Minister of State for School Standards
  • Robert Halfon - Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills
  • Jo Johnson - Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
  • Edward Timpson - Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families
  • John Nash - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
  • Caroline Dinenage - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years

Former

  • Nicky Morgan - Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Women and Equalities
  • David Laws - Minister of State for Schools
  • Nick Gibb - Minister of State for School Reform
  • Jo Swinson - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
  • Nick Boles - Minister of State for Skills and Equalities
  • Sam Gyimah - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education

Special Advisers

Former

Publications

Contact

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

Resources

Notes