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Education Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Education Committee scrutinises the work of the Department for Education, covering children’s social care, schools, colleges, the early years and higher education. The Committee also holds regular hearings with DfE’s arms-length bodies, including Ofsted, Ofqual and the Children’s Commissioner. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsEd

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Committee news

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Government responds to Education Committee questions on catch-up proposals
The Education Committee publishses a letter from the Minister of State for Schools
29 July 2020
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): Education Committee publishes Government response to report
Education Committee publishes Government response
23 July 2020
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Education Committee holds evidence session on vulnerable children
The Education Committee looks into the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on children in social care
17 July 2020
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Young people risk missing out on deserved results in this year’s system for awarding grades, MPs warn
Education Committee publishes report on Covid-19: the cancellation of exams and 'calculated' grades
11 July 2020
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Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan MP, gives evidence
The session is scheduled for Wednesday 15 July 2020
10 July 2020
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Students and apprentices discuss their experience of the lockdown
Education Committee hears from students and apprentices on the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on their education
3 July 2020
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Committee to hold session on children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Committee to hold session on children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
26 June 2020
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Education Committee to hold session on apprenticeships and skills
Education Committee to hold session on apprenticeships and skills
19 June 2020
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The reopening of schools so far and lessons learnt
Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
12 June 2020
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Committee holds session on cancelled exams and the calculated grades system
Education Committee considers the impact of exam cancellations and the fairness of the calculated grades system
5 June 2020
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Education Committee holds roundtable on learning catch up and the impact of school closures
Education Committee holds 'round-table' session to consider ideas and proposals
28 May 2020
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Schools Minister questioned on school closures and plans for reopening
Education Committee hears from Nick Gibb MP on how the DfE is protecting the most vulnerable children during the COVID-19 outbreak
22 May 2020
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Impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services examined
Education Committee considers implications of the shift towards online and remote tuition and assessment
15 May 2020
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Coronavirus: impact on children's services
Education Committee to hold evidence session on effect on vulnerable children
7 May 2020
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Committee holds session on health and wellbeing of young people
Committee holds session on health and wellbeing of young people
6 May 2020
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MPs to question Secretary of State for Education and Ofsted
Education Committee evidence sessions: MPs to question Secretary of State for Education and Ofsted
23 April 2020
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Inquiry on white disadvantaged pupils launched
Education Committee investigates the issues faced by disadvantaged groups and left behind groups and how they can best be supported
17 April 2020
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Minister questioned on impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on education
The Committee’s inquiry is examining both the short term and longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and scrutinising how the Department for Education is dealing with the situation
16 April 2020
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The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
Education Committee inquiry launch: The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
25 March 2020
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Department of Education officials questioned on University Technical Colleges
Education Committee joins forces with Public Accounts Committee to question officials on University Technical Colleges
18 March 2020
Total results 591 (page 1 of 30)