Department for Education
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.
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
The DfE works closely with three executive agencies:
Executive non-departmental public body
Advisory non-departmental public body
- Nicky Morgan - Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Women and Equalities
- Nick Gibb - Minister of State for Schools
- Edward Timpson - Minister of State for Children and Families
- Nick Boles - Minister of State for Skills and Equalities
- Sam Gyimah - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education
- John Nash - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools
- Caroline Dinenage - Parliamentary Under Secretaries
- 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
- Luke Tryl - spad to Nicky Morgan since July 2014. Former think tanker at Reform and lobbyist at Tetra Strategy.
- Lee Davis - spad to Nicky Morgan since October 2014. Former think tanker at the Centre for Social Justice.
- George Looker - spad to Nicky Morgan since May 2015
- Chris Wilkins - spad to Nick Morgan from July 2014 to May 2015. A former policy adviser and speech writer to the last two Conservative leaders and assistant campaign director to election guru Lynton Crosby in 2005.
- Julian Astle