The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services. Find out about the academies programme which provides schools with greater freedoms to innovate and raise standards.
Four hundred academies are now open – double the figure open in May 2010.
Press notice 06 January 2011
Government publishes new guidance to free local authorities and amateur production groups from unnecessary form filling.
Press notice 30 December 2010
Professor Munro asks professionals working in the child protection system to give her their frank views on what needs to change and the best ways to reform the system.
News 23 December 2010
Government asks local communities, voluntary groups and charities for their views on a new strategy to tackle the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.
Press notice 21 December 2010
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