We are delighted to introduce our new and improved Government Education Village! This year the stand will be packed with even more important information for schools, including representatives from the DfE, EFA, STA, NCTL and CCS.

This new and improved networking space gives you the perfect opportunity to meet and ask questions of senior education department staff and advisors.

Govt Village 1

Be sure to plan some time in your day to visit the popular Government Education Village

On the day there will be a drop in service for visitors covering a multitude of issues including:

  • Becoming an academy, guidance on the conversion process
  • Annual grant and funding allocations
  • Prevent duty guidance
  • School led development and initial teacher training
  • Financial management
  • Tips on registration, consultation and pre-approval checks
  • Capital and Pupil Premium allocations
  • Tests and assessment information
  • Procurement efficiency
  • Governance and leadership

Govt Village 2

Alongside the staff on hand to answer your questions, there will also be live demonstrations:

EFA Information Exchange is a secure website, developed as a convenient and efficient way for you to do business with EFA. This demonstration will show you how to log on via DfE’s secure access system and use the following features:

  • EFA Information Exchange – live demonstration
  • Document Exchange – to receive and exchange documents with us
  • Knowledge Centre – to find your own answers to common questions
  • Business Calendar – to check key business cycle dates and deadlines
  • My Contact Information – to view and update any contact details we hold about your school
  • Digital forms – for accurate financial returns and other transactions

Representatives on hand will include:



The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.



We manage £54 billion of funding a year to support all state-provided education for 8 million children aged 3 to 16, and 1.6 million young people aged 16 to 19.



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.



We improve the quality of the education and early years workforce and help schools to help each other improve. NCTL works with schools to develop an education system supported locally by partnerships and led by the best headteachers.



We set the tests to assess children in education from early years to the end of key stage 2.