Department for Education

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Department for Education

Department of the UK government responsible for issues affecting people in England up to the age of 19, including child protection and education add

Category: Politics

Founded in 2010.

Countries: United Kingdom (68%), (14%), England (9%)

Main connections: Department for Children, Schools and Families, Tim Loughton, British Film Institute

Linked to: Department for Children, Schools and Families, National College for School Leadership, Academy, Conservative Party




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Tim Loughton - On 13 May 2010 he was appointed as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families


It was formed on 1 October 2011 and took over the functions of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency add something


Julian Lloyd Webber - In November 2011 the British government announced it would roll out In Harmony across England by extending funding from the Department for Education and adding funding from Arts Council England from 2012 to 2015


Calculator - In December 2011 the UK's Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb, voiced concern that children can become "too dependent" on the use of calculators


British Film Institute - In late 2012, the BFI received money from the Department For Education to create the BFI Film Academy Network


British Film Institute - The programme is being supported by the Department for Education in England who have committed £1m per annum funding from April 2012 and 31 March 2015


The EFA was formed on 1 April 2012 by bringing together the functions of two non-departmental public bodies, the Young People's Learning Agency and Partnerships for Schools add something


In June 2012 the Department for Education committed a breach of the UK's Data Protection Act due to a security flaw on its website which made email addresses, passwords and comments of people responding to consultation documents available for download add something


It was established on 1 April 2013, when the Teaching Agency merged with the National College for School Leadership add something


Theresa May - In June 2014, there was a highly public argument between the Home Office and Department for Education ministers about the responsibility for alleged extremism in Birmingham schools


The Department for Education released a new National Curriculum for schools in England and Wales for September 2014, which included 'Computing' add something


In July 2016 the Department took over responsibilities for higher and futher education and for apprenticeship from the dissolved Department for Business, Innovation and Skills add something


The Education and Skills Funding Agency was formed on 1 April 2017 following the merger of the Education Funding Agency and the Skills Funding Agency add something


Anne Milton - Formerly the Deputy Chief Government Whip of the House of Commons, Milton was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education under the Second May ministry in June 2017


The DfE is due to vacate Sanctuary Buildings in September 2017, relocating staff to the Old Admiralty Building add something


The National College for Teaching and Leadership was replaced by the Department for Education and Teaching Regulation Agency in April 2018 add something