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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

Committee news

Education Committee examines the state of teaching in England’s prisons
The Education Committee question Ofsted and teaching providers
17 September 2021
Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty to give evidence to Education Committee on Covid vaccination of children
Professor Chris Whitty is to face questions from the Education Committee on the possible inclusion of children in the Government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme
13 September 2021
Education Committee to question Ofsted Chair Dame Christine Ryan
Committee to question Dame Christine Ryan
10 September 2021
Exams regulator and minister to face questions on summer results and plans for next academic year
Committee to question England’s exams regulator Ofqual
16 August 2021
Committee correspondence with Ofqual brings clarity for students on summer grade appeals
Education Committee publishes correspondence with Ofqual
29 July 2021
National register needed to prevent home educated children missing out on education, MPs say
Committee publishes report on Strengthening home education
27 July 2021
Anne Longfield, Josh MacAlister and Lord Adonis questioned on children's homes
Education Committee examines what happens to young people in children’s homes?
16 July 2021
Unions questioned on the impact of Covid-19 on schools
The Education Committee examines the impact of Covid-19 on schools, pupils and teachers
9 July 2021
Committee report on appointment of Dr Jo Saxton as Ofqual Chief Regulator
Education Committee endorses the appointment of Dr Jo Saxton as Chief Regulator of Ofqual
8 July 2021
Committee to hold pre-appointment hearing with Government’s preferred candidate for Ofqual Chief Regulator
Committee to hold a pre-appointment hearing with Jo Saxton, the Government’s preferred candidate to become the next Chief Regulator of Ofqual
2 July 2021
Former Education Recovery Commissioner questioned on the Government’s Covid catch-up plans 
The Education Committee also hears from the Education Policy Institute, OECD and European Federation of Education Employers
23 June 2021
‘Forgotten’ White working-class pupils let down by decades of neglect, MPs say
The Education Committee publishes report on the forgotten: how White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it
22 June 2021
Committee questions the Secretary of State
The Education Committee continues its ongoing scrutiny of the Department for Education
18 June 2021
Gavin Williamson MP and Ofsted give evidence in accountability hearings
Secretary of State Gavin Williamson and Ofsted’s Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman give evidence.
10 June 2021
Experts give evidence on prison education
Education Committee to question charities, governors’ association and Open University on learning in custody
28 May 2021
Prison education inquiry: Education Committee evidence session on employability, skills and training
The session will explore what is being done to help prisoners undertake education and training whilst in prison and move into jobs on release from custody
20 May 2021
Education Committee to question Chair of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Dr Tony Sewell
Committee will question Dr Tony Sewell, Chair of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, as part of its inquiry into left-behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
13 May 2021
Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP, questioned
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan will face questions from MPs during an accountability session with the Education Committee.
12 May 2021
Education Committee to question Ministers Nick Gibb MP and Baroness Berridge
Committee will question Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP and Minister for the School System Baroness Berridge during ministerial accountability session
28 April 2021
Universities Minister Michelle Donelan MP to appear before Education Committee
Minister for Universities Michelle Donelan will face questions from MPs during an accountability hearing with the Education Committee.
22 April 2021
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