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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

These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

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Reports and government responses

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Third report: A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution
Inquiry Adult skills and lifelong learning
Committees Education Committee
HC 278
Report
Second Report: Appointment of the Children’s Commissioner for England
Work Appointment of the Children's Commissioner for England (Pre-appointment hearing)
Committees Education Committee
HC 1030
Report
First Report: Getting the grades they’ve earned: Covid-19: the cancellation of exams and ‘calculated’ grades
Inquiry The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
Committees Education Committee
Government Response
Second Special Report - Getting the grades they’ve earned: COVID-19: the cancellation of exams and ‘calculated’ grades: Response to the Committee’s First Report
HC 617
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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19 January 2021
Inquiry The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
Witnesses Dr Jenny Harries (Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England at Department for Health and Social Care), Professor Russell Viner (President at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and Professor of Adolescent Health at UCL Institute of Child Health), Osama Rahman (Chief Scientific Adviser at Department for Education), and Dr Dougal Hargreaves (Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser at Department for Education)
Committees Education Committee
OralEvidence
13 January 2021
Inquiry The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
Witnesses Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State at Department for Education), and Susan Acland-Hood (Permanent Secretary at Department for Education)
Committees Education Committee
OralEvidence
7 January 2021
Inquiry Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
Witnesses Professor Liz Barnes (Vice Chancellor at Staffordshire University), Chris Millward (Director for Fair Access and Participation at Office for Students), Rae Tooth (Chief Executive at Villiers Park Educational Trust), Dr Graeme Atherton (Director at The National Education Opportunities Network (NEON)), and Karen Spencer MBE (Principal at Harlow College)
Committees Education Committee
OralEvidence
Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
Witnesses Andrew McPhillips (Chief Economist at The Northern Powerhouse Partnership)
Committees Education Committee
WrittenEvidence
Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
Witnesses Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
Committees Education Committee
WrittenEvidence
Home Education
Witnesses Derbyshire County Council
Committees Education Committee
WrittenEvidence

Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / For all media inquiries please contact Oliver Florence florenceo@parliament.uk / 02072191679 and Nelson Idama idaman@parliament.uk / 0207 219 6585
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA