Department for Education
Looks after young people, including child protection and education
Better schools and fairer funding
A radical reform programme that puts teachers at the heart of school improvement and frees schools from central government direction
Training and development
Giving the very best classroom teachers the opportunity to receive further rewards for what they do best - teaching.
Giving every child a fair start
"Supporting families and the most vulnerable in our society is at the heart of our vision for transforming early education"
Improve support for children, young people and families, focusing on the most disadvantaged
What we do
The Department for Education (DfE) is responsible for education and children’s services.
It is directly responsible for state schools in England.
The DfE is responsible for issues affecting people in England up to the age of 19, including child protection and education.
- Michael Gove at a Key Stage 1 assembly for Beverley St Nicholas Community Primary School.
- Michael Gove on new powers for teachers to improve discipline in schools
- educationgovuk: Headteachers & governors share their top tips on converting to academy status http://bit.ly/j5K1lk
- educationgovuk: Letter from Lord Hill in today's FT in response to last Wednesday’s editorial column http://on.ft.com/lQ3dD3
- Lord Hill to the IAA National Conference and Annual General Meeting – Academies: The New Orthodoxy
This page may not be as up-to-date as the current Department for Education website. You can visit it at www.education.gov.uk.
This section will almost certainly not be up to date after 10th May, it is for illustrative purposes only.
Our policy priorities
- Fairer funding
- Reform the curriculum
- Reduce bureaucracy
- Supporting teachers
- Early years
- Help for the most disadvantaged
- What we spend This section would detail the spending by Department for Education in accordance with government transparency policy.
- Our agencies and partners
- This should link to a web page displaying the department business plan. Currently it just links to a PDF or Powerpoint file Our business plan
- This should link to a web page displaying the department organogram. Currently it just links to a PDF or Powerpoint file Our people
- Our data (data.gov.uk)
There are currently no active consultations from the Department for Education or its agencies.
Ministers in the Department for Education
There are five ministers who are responsible for the Department for Education. The department is represented in Cabinet by Michael Gove .
Ministers are listed alphabetically, by surname.
Michael Gove Secretary of State for Education
Nick Gibb Minister of State for Schools
Sarah Teather Minister of State for Children and Families