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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

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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
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Apprenticeship Levy: Education Committee hosts roundtable on impact and possible reforms
The Education Committee has invited key stakeholders and experts to take part in a roundtable on the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy since its introduction in 2017.
6 March 2020
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Robert Halfon MP elected Chair of the Education Select Committee
Robert Halfon MP has been elected Chair of the Education Committee
30 January 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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Education Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017-19 Parliament
5 November 2019
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Government's special educational needs reforms failing young people and parents, say MPs
Education Committee publishes report on Special educational needs and disabilities
23 October 2019
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Academics and policy experts questioned on the role and benefits of adult education
Education Committee examines the role and benefits of adult education, as well as issues around funding and participation
18 October 2019
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Ministers questioned on school holiday poverty
Education and Work and Pensions Committees hears from the Education Minister and the Welfare Delivery Minister
3 September 2019
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Apprenticeships and Skills Minister questioned in accountability hearing
Education Committee hears from Anne Milton MP and Chair of the post-18 review of education and funding, Philip Augar
19 July 2019
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Ten-year plan needed to fix broken school and college funding system
Education Committee publishes report on school and college funding
19 July 2019
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Opportunity areas: Committee Chair writes to Secretary of State for Education
Robert Halfon MP writes to Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education
17 July 2019
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Children's social care workforce inquiry launched
Education Committee launches inquiry examining what is needed to ensure social workers can give children and their families the best support and protection
17 July 2019
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Education Committee launches inquiry into adult skills and lifelong learning
Education Committee launches inquiry examining the benefits of adult skills and lifelong learning
10 July 2019
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Committees together investigate school holiday poverty
Education and Work And Pensions Committees investigate the problems - including hunger – of School holiday poverty
1 July 2019
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Edward Timpson questioned on his review of school exclusions
Education Committee hears from the Chair of Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
28 June 2019
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Secretary of State for Education questioned on the work of his Department
Education Committee hears from Damian Hinds MP
21 June 2019
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Chair of the Social Mobility Commission questioned in accountability hearing
Education Committee hears from Dame Martina Milburn on the work of the Commission
14 June 2019
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Children's Commissioner for England question on the work of her office
Anne Longfield OBE questioned on her role protecting and promoting the rights of children
7 June 2019
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Vice-Chair and Director of NPP questioned on education in the north
The Education Committee hears from Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) on improving education in the north of England
30 May 2019
Total results 339 (page 5 of 17)