Education Committee - publications

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Committee reports from the Education Committee predecessor committees from previous sessions are available:
Reports and publications from previous sessions


Written evidence

Oral evidence

Oral and written evidence

Uncorrected oral evidence

  • Attracting, training and retaining the best teachers - uncorrected evidence - 22 February 2012HC 1515-v | Published 27 February 2012

    Evidence given by Alan Meyrick, Chief Executive, General Teaching Council for England, and Tony Finn, Chief Executive, General Teaching Council for Scotland, Jean Humphrys, Interim Director, Development, Education and Care, and Angela Milner, Principal Officer, Development, Initial Teacher Education, Ofsted

  • The Administration of Examinations for 15-19 Year Olds - uncorrected evidence - 21 February 2012HC 1671-iv | Published 27 February 2012

    Evidence given by John Butterworth, Educational Writer and Chief Examiner, Society of Authors; Paul Howarth, UK and International Managing Director, Nelson Thornes; Jacob Pienaar, Managing Director of Schools and Colleges; Pearson UK, and Kate Harris, Managing Director, Education and Children’s Division, Oxford University Press; Rod Bristow, President, Pearson UK, on behalf of Edexcel; Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, OCR, and Andrew Hall, Chief Executive Officer, AQA

  • Chief Regulator Pre-appointment Hearing, OfqualHC 1764-i | Published 07 February 2012

    Evidence given by Glenys Stacey, Chief Executive, Ofqual.

  • Child Protection - uncorrected evidence - 11 January 2011HC 1514-v | Published 06 February 2012

    Evidence given by Phillip Noyes, Director of Strategy and Development, NSPCC, Kate Wallace, Deputy Director Policy & Research, Barnardo’s, and Enver Solomon, Policy Director, The Children’s Society.

  • The Responsibilites of the Secretary of State for Education - uncorrected evidence - 31 January 2012HC 1786-i | Published 06 February 2012

    Evidence given by Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

  • Attracting, Training and Retaining the Best Teachers - uncorrected evidence - 25 January 2012HC 1515-iv | Published 03 February 2012

    Evidence given by Professor Chris Robertson, Head, Institute of Education, University of Worcester, and Dr Alison Kitson, Institute of Education, University of London, Mark Powell, Executive Director, Product Development, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Mark Protherough, Executive Director, Learning & Professional Development, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Christine Williams, Head, Global Membership, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Dr Raphael Wilkins, President, College of Teachers, Matthew Martin, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar, College of Teachers, and Professor Derek Bell, Professor of Education, College of Teachers

  • The Child Protection System in England - uncorrected evidence - 13 December 2011HC 1514-iv | Published 04 January 2012

    Evidence given by Martin Narey, Government Adviser on Adoption, and John Hemming MP, Founder and Chairman, Justice for Families

  • The Administration of examinations for 15-19 year olds - uncorrected evidence - 15 December 2011HC 1671-ii | Published 20 December 2011

    Evidence given by Paul Barnes, Paul Evans and Steph Warren, senior examiners; Andrew Hall, Chief Executive Officer, AQA, Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, OCR, Rod Bristow, President, Pearson UK (on behalf of Edexcel) and Gareth Pierce, Chief Executive, WJEC; Dennis Opposs, Director of Standards, Ofqual and Glenys Stacey, Chief Executive, Ofqual

  • Attracting, Training and Retaining the Best Teachers - uncorrected evidence - 7 December 2011HC 1515-iii | Published 13 December 2011

    Evidence given by Professor Sir Robert Burgess, Chair, Teacher Education Advisory Group, James Noble-Rogers, Executive Director, Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), and Dr Jacquie Nunn, Policy and Liaison Officer, UCET, Christine Blower, General Secretary, NUT, Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, ATL, Chris Keates, General Secretary, NASUWT, and Malcolm Trobe, Deputy General Secretary (Policy), ASCL

  • The Child Protection System of England - uncorrected evidence - 30 November 2011HC 1514-ii | Published 05 December 2011

    Evidence given by Joanna Sharpen, Children and Young People’s Coordinator, Against Violence and Abuse (AVA), Prospera Tedam, Chair, Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA), Kathy Rowe, Chair, Karma Nirvana, and Colin Walker, Deputy Director, End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT UK) Judith Dennis, Policy Manager, Refugee Council, Andy McCullough, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Railway Children, Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children, and Mark Johnson, Founder, User Voice.

  • The Administration of Examinations for 15 19 year olds - uncorrected evidence - 29 November 2011HC 1671-i | Published 03 December 2011

    Evidence given by Martin Collier, Headmaster, St John’s School, Leatherhead, Surrey, David Burton, Deputy Headteacher, St Michael’s CofE High School, Crosby, Liverpool, Rob Pritchard, Headteacher, St Mary’s Catholic High School, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, and Teresa Kelly, Principal of Abingdon and Witney College, member of Principals’ Professional Council/Association of School and College Leaders, Professor Nick Lieven, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Bristol, Ana Gutiérrez, Head of Student Administration, University of Bournemouth, and Anne Tipple, National Skills Executive, British Chambers of Commerce

  • Attracting, Training and Retaining the Best Teachers - uncorrected evidence - 23 November 2011HC 1515-ii | Published 25 November 2011

    Evidence given by David Butler OBE, Chief Executive, PTA-UK, Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governors’ Association, and Andrew Jones, Assistant Director (Services to Schools) Sheffield City Council (for the Association of Directors of Children’s Services)Professor Peter Tymms, Head of the School of Education, Durham University, Sir Peter Lampl OBE, Chairman, The Sutton Trust, Professor John Howson, Director,, and Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Professor Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education Research, University of Birmingham, and Kevin Mattinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Teacher Education, Keele University

  • Attracting, Training and Retaining the Best Teachers - uncorrected evidence - 9 November 2011HC 1515-i | Published 15 November 2011

    Evidence given by Stephen Hillier, Chief Executive, Training and Development Agency, and Michael Day, Executive Director of Training, Training and Development Agency, Dr Michael Evans, Deputy Head, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Dr John Moss, Dean of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, Martin Thompson, Principal, The Pilgrim Partnership, Kay Truscott-Howell, Course Director, Billericay Educational Consortium, and Amanda Timberg, Director of Leadership Development, Teach First

  • The College of Social Work - uncorrected evidence - 8 November 2011HC 1630-i | Published 14 November 2011

    Evidence given by Allan Bowman, Chair of the Board, Social Care Institute for Excellence, Hilton Dawson, Chief Executive, British Association of Social Workers, Maurice Bates, Chair, Transition Board, College of Social Work, and Helga Pile, National Officer for Social Care, Unison

  • The Child Protection System of England - uncorrected evidence - 2 November 2011HC 1514-ii | Published 07 November 2011

    Evidence given by Theresa Lane, Headteacher, Rachel McMillan Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Deptford; Dr Richard Quirk, Named GP Safeguarding Children, NHS West Sussex, NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald, and NHS Hastings and Rother; Emma Grove, Assistant Head, George Green’s School, Tower Hamlets; Sue Minto, Head of ChildLine; John Cameron, Head of NSPCC Adult Helpline amd Joe Ferns, Director of Research, Development and Operations, The Samaritans.

  • The Child Protection System in England - uncorrected evidence - 19 October 2011HC 1514-i | Published 25 October 2011

    Evidence given by John Goldup, National Director, Development and Strategy, Ofsted, Jim Gamble, former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP); Professor Harriet Ward, Professor of Child & Family Research and Director, Centre for Child & Family Research, University of Loughborough, Professor Nina Biehal, Research Director, Children and Young People’s Social Work Team, University of York, & Dr Marian Brandon, Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Director of Post-qualifying programmes, University of East Anglia

  • The Revised Schools Admissions and Appeals Code - uncorrected evidence - 12 October 2011HC 1513 | Published 17 October 2011

    Evidence given by Lesley Black, Education Adviser and Trainer, Advisory Centre for Education (ACE); Annie Hudson, Strategic Director ,Children, Young People & Skills, Bristol City Council and Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), Rob McDonagh, Headteacher, West Bridgford School, Nottingham, member of Foundation, Aided Schools and Academies National Association (FASNA) and member of DfE Sufficiency and Fair Access Task and Finish Group, Professor Anne West, London School of Economics, Dr Lee Elliot Major, Sutton Trust

  • Health Visitors - uncorrected evidence - 22 June 2011HC 1170 | Published 28 June 2011

    Evidence given by Maggie Fisher, Chair of Health Visitors Forum, Unite/ Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, Liz Bailey, Head of Children’s Services, Medway Community Healthcare, Nicola Amies, Director of Early Years, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and Anne Page, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Family and Parenting Institute

  • 16-19 participation in education and training - uncorrected evidence - 8 June 2011HC 850-iv | Published 14 June 2011

    Evidence given by Seyi Obakin, Chief Executive, Centrepoint; Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive, The Children's Society; Anne-Marie Carrie, Chief Executive, Barnardo's; Dr Thomas Spielhofer, Senior Researcher and Consultant, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations; Peter Lauener, Chief Executive, Young People's Learning Agency; Lord Hill of Oareford, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education, and John Hayes MP, Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning

  • 16-19 Participation in Education and Training - uncorrected evidence - 18 May 2011HC 850-iii | Published 23 May 2011

    Evidence given by Joanne McAllister Cumbria County Council Professor Tony Watts OBE Life President, National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling Martin Doel OBE Chief Executive, Association of Colleges Martin Ward Deputy General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders

  • The Wolf Review of Vocational Education - uncorrected evidence - 27 April 2011HC 925 | Published 04 May 2011

    Evidence given by: (i) Vocational Education; Witnesses: (i) Professor Wolf

  • 16-19 Participation in Education and Learning - uncorrected evidence - 16 March 2011HC 850-i | Published 17 March 2011

    Evidence given by Haroon Chowdry, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Mick Fletcher, independent research consultant, Mark Corney, independent research consultant; Ian MacNaughton, Principal, The Sixth Form College, Colchester, Dr Elaine McMahon CBE, Chief Executive and Principal, Hull College Group, David Lawrence, Principal, Easton College, Jane Machell, Principal, Alton College, and David Wood, Principal and Chief Executive, Lancaster and Morecambe College

  • Annual Report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator 2010 - uncorrected evidence - 2 February 2011HC 782 | Published 04 February 2011

    Evidence given by Dr Ian Craig, Chief Schools Adjudicator

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