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DfE - Department for Education

DfEThe Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services. Current aims of the Department include 'giving greater autonomy to schools', 'improving parental choice', 'offering more support for the poorest', 'whole system improvement', and 'great quality provision for children'. The Department aims to fulfil these aims through the Academies programme, allowing parents to set up their own schools, a pupil premium to address deep-rooted disadvantage, expanding Teach First, and bringing Sure Start back to its original purpose. More...

Key Publications

The Annual Report Of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services And Skills 2012/13 : HC 855

'The Annual Report Of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services And Skills 2012/13 (HC 855)' is underpinned by the findings of more than 8,500 inspections carried out in 2012-13 of schools, adult ...more

Establishing Free Schools: Department For Education: HC 881, Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General, Session 2013-14

'Department For Education: Establishing Free Schools (HC 881)' finds that the Department for Education (DFE)' has made clear progress in implementing its Free Schools programme by opening 174 such schools since 2010. ...more

School Partnerships And Cooperation: HC 269, Fourth Report of session 2013-13 - Volume I: Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

The report 'School Partnerships And Cooperation (HC 269)' examines the government's proposals for schools to take more responsibility for themselves and each other, and deliver a school system that looks not to local authorities ...more

Children's Needs - Parenting Capacity -
Child Abuse: Parental Mental Illness, Learning Disability, Substance Misuse and Domestic Violence: 2nd Edition

This second edition of 'Children's Needs - Parenting Capacity' provides an update on the impact of parental problems, such as substance misuse, domestic violence, learning disability and mental illness, on children's welfare. ...more

Child Poverty in the UK: The Report on the 2010 Target

'Child Poverty in the UK: The Report on the 2010 Target' finds that the target set by the Child Poverty Act 2010 to reduce the number of children living in relative income poverty by half from 1998-99 to 2011-12, was not met....more

Great Teachers: Attracting, Training and Retaining the Best: HC 1515-I, Ninth Report of Session 2010-12 - Volume I: Report, Together with Formal Minutes

Just a year's exposure to a high-performing teacher can have a lasting impact on pupils building confidence, earnings and well-being later in life, the report 'Great Teachers: Attracting, Training and Retaining the Best (HC 1515-I)' finds....more