The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. The department is also home to the Government Equalities Office. We work to provide children’s services and education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) brings together the existing responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA), creating a single funding agency accountable for funding education and training for children, young people and adults. ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.
STA set the tests to assess children in education from early years to the end of key stage 2.
STA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.
NCTL's aims are to improve academic standards by recruiting and developing a workforce to meet the needs of our school system, and to help schools to help each other to improve. We will work towards developing a 0 to 18 education system which will allow new ways of working to support the best schools, headteachers, and teachers to lead improvements in the quality and training of all school staff.
FASNA is the only ‘not for profit’ national membership network for all schools. Our aim is to promote and secure autonomy for schools and evidence its success. FASNA supports school leaders and provides members with information, guidance and support and the opportunity to contribute to emerging policy and practice through our representation to Government and DfE.
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) brings together policy, advice and direct buying; providing commercial services to the public sector and saving money for the taxpayer. CCS is an executive agency, sponsored by the Cabinet Office.
NASBM's mission is to support and develop a professional workforce equipped to manage diverse school operations. Membership of NASBM means joining like-minded professionals committed to developing school business management and a sector-led approach to professional development.
National Governance Association
The National Governance Association (NGA) is an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools.
NAHT represents all leaders in education. Benefits of membership include:
education management and employment advice; legal support; negotiations on pay, conditions and pensions; influencing educational policy making; CPD and tailored training.
The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is Britain's leading professional body representing over 18,000 school, college and system leaders, across the UK, including primary schools, multi-academy trusts and those working across phases.
Nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) is a charity organisation who provides relevant knowledge, training and resources required to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs. Nasen provide seminars on best practice in SEND provision as well as the latest on SEND reform and funding as part of our brand new SEND Open Theatre.
Naace is the National Association for all those interested in technology in education. We are a community of educators, technologists and policy makers who share a vision for the role of technology in advancing education.
Naace provides seminars and advice on successful approaches to learning with technology and supporting schools in getting the most from investment in education technology.
NSN are an independent charity providing advice and resources for those interested in starting a free school or want more information about free schools.
MyAcademy is published by GovNet, organiser of the UK’s largest event in the academies sector, The Academies Show. Whether your interest lies primarily within Academy Finance and Procurement, HR and Payroll, Sustainability, Facilities and Estates, SEN, Governance, Leadership, or Nutrition, MyAcademy is a vital source of information for both existing and converting academies.
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