On 15 September 2010 Education Secretary Michael Gove outlined the QCDA's role for the remainder of the financial year. It followed the announcement in May 2010 of the intention to close the QCDA as part of reforms of the education system.

On 13 January 2011 Stephen Meek wrote to the QCDA outlining the organisation's specific policy functions. Both letters are available to download on the right-hand side of this page.