The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.
~ Is accountable for £58 billion of funding for the education and training sector, providing assurance that public funds are properly spent, achieves value for money for the tax payer and delivers the policies and priorities set by the Secretary of State
~ Regulates academies, further education and sixth-form colleges, and training providers, intervening where there is risk of failure or where there is evidence of mismanagement of public funds
~ Delivers major projects and operates key services in the education and skills sector, such as school capital programmes, the National Careers Service, the National Apprenticeship Service and the Learning Records Service
The ESFA business plan for the financial year 2018 to 2019 sets out the priorities and actions for the agency.
ESFA aims to continuously improve the services we offer in pursuit of excellence. To help us do this we have a customer commitment. It shows you, our customers, how you can expect to see us work. It also helps us to increase our understanding of your needs and focus our work.
England's PISA 2018 results, with an international comparison of reading, maths and science performance of 15-year-old pupils.
Today (3 Dec), the 2018 UK results for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) were announced. The 2018 PISA cycle was delivered in the UK by NFER on behalf of the Department for Education in England, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.
The Bar Council’s award-winning ‘I am the Bar’ campaign was launched in the summer of 2018 and endeavours to highlight the experiences and challenges of those who have succeeded at the Bar from non-traditional backgrounds. The project is used as a way to highlight the talent present in the legal field.
The DfE is running a selection exercise to identify Demonstrator schools and colleges who are using technology effectively, and who are keen to share their experience and support other providers. This may include offering support and guidance on the effective use of technology to help reduce teacher workload, help create efficiencies, improve accessibility and ultimately support excellent teaching and learning.