This hugely popular area on the show floor is designed as a drop-in centre where you can put your questions to experts from across the Department for Education and the Education & Skills Funding Agency.
We have a variety of teams from across the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) attending ready to provide you with practical advice and policy updates.
We are also excited to announce that within the Government Education Village, across the two days, DfE and ESFA will be providing interactive demonstrations and short presentations on a variety of topics.
By visiting the Government Education Village, you will have the chance to pose questions to the following teams from the DfE and EFSA:
The Schools Commercial Team will be on hand to answer all your procurement questions. Learn about the latest recommended deals that are helping schools to save money on the things they buy regularly including our latest deals, professional services, furniture and the facilities management marketplace. Find out about the new deal to support schools with getting value for money when hiring supply teachers and other agency workers or the progress of our other initiatives like the Regional Schools Buying Hubs pilot in the North West and South West, providing hands-on support and advice to schools on complex procurement.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency’s funding division is responsible for the timely and accurate calculation and payment of allocations to local authorities, academies and free schools. They are responsible for calculating, allocating and paying over £43bn of revenue funding to local authorities and academies, plus additional grants such as pupil premium, PE and & sports and universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). Come and speak to us to find out the latest about funding for schools and academies.
The Better Financial Reporting programme is a suite of projects aimed at improving the process of financial reporting in the academy sector, whilst increasing the value of the data made available to academy trusts. A key part of this work is investigating how we can automate more of the financial reporting process to make it more efficient for academy trusts.
Educate Against Hate is the Government’s one-stop-shop providing teachers, school leaders and parents with practical advice, support and resources to help them build young people’s resilience to extremism and keep them safe from radicalisation. Come talk to us about how your school implements the Prevent duty and embeds Fundamental British Values and pick up free Educate Against Hate materials for your schools.
The National Apprenticeship Service supports the delivery of apprenticeships in England, offering free, impartial advice and support to employers and learners. Leading businesses now offer high-quality apprenticeships, meaning young people can ‘get in and go far’ with an apprenticeship. They can gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, in some cases up to degree level, while working and earning. For more information search ‘apprenticeships’ on GOV.UK or call 08000 150 400.