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Department for Education

The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.

Responsibilities

We are responsible for:

  • teaching and learning for children in the early years and in primary schools
  • teaching and learning for young people under the age of 19 years in secondary schools and in further education
  • supporting professionals who work with children and young people
  • helping disadvantaged children and young people to achieve more
  • making sure that local services protect and support children.

Our priorities

In 2014 to 2015, our priorities are to:

  • create a self-improving school-led system
  • develop a great workforce - with strong leadership
  • increase rigour and expectations of curriculums, assessment and behaviour
  • protect and increase opportunity for vulnerable children
  • support schools to prepare well-rounded young people for success in adult life
  • remove unnecessary regulation and bureaucracy
  • improve accountability
  • allocate funding more fairly and effectively.

Who to contact

Contact Position
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Telephone
0370 000 2288
Website
https://www.gov.uk/.../department-for-education

Where to go

Name
Department For Education
Address
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester
Postcode
M1 2WD

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