Useful Web Links
General Education Links
for Education (was DCSF)
The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services.
- Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS)
The Department is responsible for the development, funding and performance management of higher education (both teaching and research) and further education, working closely with the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Also responsible for science and innovation.
Leadership Centre (ELC)
Established to promote the quality of educational
leadership in the Eastern Region by forging partnerships
with headteachers, staff, and governors of schools, local
education authorities, diocesan education authorities, higher
education institutions and business partners.
- National College for School Leadership
Provides learning and development opportunities and professional
and practical support for school leaders at every stage in
Curriculum for England
This site is an incredibly useful resource containing all information on the
National Curriculum in electronic form.
This site provides information about the role of OFSTED and lists all their
publications, many of which are now available in electronic form.
Schools and Academies Trust
The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) is the
leading national body for secondary education in England
delivering the Government's Specialist Schools and Academies
and Development Agency for Schools (TDA)
The TDA aims to raise standards in schools by improving the training and development
of the whole school workforce. The web site is full of information for those
thinking of entering or returning to teaching.
- Closure of Teachers
Following the closure of Teachers TV, DfE has signed a number of non-exclusive distribution agreements that will ensure that the 3,500 15 minute programmes in the archive will still be available to watch on-line. More...
The following sites are avialable via the National Archive website:
Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA)
Becta supports the Government's efforts to drive up standards
in curriculum subjects.
and Curriculum Authority (QCA)
This site gives an overview of curriculum, assessment and qualifications across
the whole of education and training. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
(QCA) brings together the work of the National Council for Vocational Qualifications
(NCVQ) and the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority (SCAA) with additional
powers and duties.
This part of the DCSF site provides on-line services for teachers in England,
with help for raising standards of achievement in schools.
TeacherNet is the user-friendly gateway to a host of information and resources
for people who work in schools. Dont miss the A-Z of School Leadership
and Management and the latest information from the Resources, Finance & Buildings
area of TeacherNet. The coming weeks see the release of an online teachers
pay calculator and hundreds of new lesson plans and reviews. Register online
to receive the latest updates via email.
Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
is the UK's biggest examination awarding body and
has been formed by
a merger between the Associated Examining Board (AEB),
City & Guilds
and the Northern Examinations and Assessment Board (NEAB).
- Edexcel provide
a wide range of qualifications including GCSEs, GCE AS and
A levels; GNVQs, BTEC First, National, and Higher National
Certificates and Diplomas; NVQs; Key Skills and Entry Qualifications
and specific programmes for employers. Latest news is maintained
on their home page.
Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) provide
a range of academic and vocational qualifications which
and A Level, GNVQ, Key Skills, GCSE, Certificate of Achievement,
RSA 'Own Brand' schemes and NVQ.
The Hertfordshire Local Information System (HertsLIS) website, formerly known as the Hertfordshire Observatory, enables access to a wide range of data, information and intelligence relating to the county of Hertfordshire.
of England Development Agency (EEDA)
Aims to improve the prosperity of the region, focusing on
economic development, regeneration, business, skills and
the creation of
opportunities for everyone in the East of England.