The delivery of the Government’s manifesto commitment to 30 hours of free childcare for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds in England is an object lesson in collaboration between departments.
Department for Education
Articles written by DfE staff about the department and innovative projects it is involved in.
Richard Banks, Head of the Policy Profession Support Unit, and Helen Anderson, Government Equalities Office, consider how the Civil Service can use knowledge-sharing to help policy professionals learn and develop.
Imogen Fuller, Engagement Manager, Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing, describes how local communities around England are changing the way they share health and social care information, and how this approach is helping to improve services to patients.
Every civil servant now gets five days of special leave a year to volunteer. In this article, Andrea Lee, Deputy Director of Strategy at the Department of Health, shows how government economists and analysts are using their professional skills to volunteer in an impactful way – helping third sector and public sector organisations in need of their particular expertise and experience.
Alex Morris, from the Strategy and Growth Directorate in BIS, explains how they are planning for the rising demand for people trained in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
A team of Policy Fellows are bringing new insights and challenge to policy making in the Department for Education (DfE). Nicole Berry and Bridie Tooher from the DfE’s Strategy Unit, explain how embedding seven ‘outsiders’ is raising capability across the department.
English secondary schools are held accountable in two ways. The government publishes data about exam results, and Ofsted inspects schools, taking the data into account. But a major shift in how success is measured for GCSEs is coming, writes Tim …
“What’s the point? What’s it got to do with us? Who made me the expert? Is my advice predictable? Will it actually work?” These are questions that policy makers should constantly ask themselves. Last summer the Department for Education (DfE) …