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Transferring work to the Teaching Agency

In April 2012 CWDC's early years and educational psychology projects will move to The Teaching Agency, a new executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE). 

What is the Teaching Agency?

The Teaching Agency is a new executive agency of DfE.  The Agency will be responsible for ensuring the supply of high quality teachers and their training, and will support the recruitment and development of early education and childcare workers and educational psychologists.  It will also oversee teacher regulation.

The Agency will be operational from April 2012 and will take on key functions currently carried out by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), General Teaching Council for England (GTCE), Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) and the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA).

The agency will support

  • Teachers and instructors.
  • All early education and childcare workers.
  • Classroom-based school support staff.
  • Special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs).
  • Educational psychologists.
  • Examination officers.

Find out more about the Teaching Agency on the DfE website

Find out what the Teaching Agency will do for the Early Education and Childcare sector


All of our work will transfer by 31 March 2012. We are working closely with DfE on the details and we will keep you up to date with progress through our website and e-newsletter.


Page updated: 7 December 2011

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