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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, special reports and government responses

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Third Report - Strengthening Home Education
Inquiry Home Education
Committees Education Committee
HC 84
Report
Second Report - Appointment of the Chief Regulator of Ofqual
Work Appointment of the Chief Regulator of Ofqual (Pre-appointment hearing)
Committees Education Committee
HC 512
Report
First Report: The forgotten: how White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it
Inquiry Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
Committees Education Committee
HC 85
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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7 September 2021
Work Summer results 2021 and arrangements for 2022 (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Nick Gibb (Minister of State for School Standards at Department for Education), Simon Lebus (interim Chief Regulator at Ofqual), Ian Bauckham (Interim Chair at Ofqual), and Susan Acland-Hood (Permanent Secretary at Department for Education)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
20 July 2021
Inquiry Children's Homes
Witnesses Anne Longfield, Former Children’s Commissioner, Lord Adonis, and Josh MacAlister, Independent Review of Children’s Social Care
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
13 July 2021
Inquiry The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services
Witnesses Kevin Courtney (Joint General Secretary at National Education Union (NEU)), Geoff Barton (General Secretary at Association of School and College Leavers (ASCL)), Darren Northcott (National Official for Education at NASUWT), and Leigh Powell (National Officer, Education and Children’s Services at UNISON)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
HED0465 - Home Education
Witnesses Dr Harriet Pattison (Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood at Liverpool Hope University)
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
HED0442 - Home Education
Witnesses Kelly
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
HED0317 - Home Education
Witnesses Member of the public
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence

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