Department for Education

Gillian is currently serving as the Secretary of State for Education

The Secretary of State is responsible for the work of the Department for Education, including:

  • early years
  • children’s social care
  • teacher quality, recruitment and retention
  • the school curriculum
  • school improvement
  • academies and free schools
  • further education
  • apprenticeships and skills
  • higher education


Guidance: FE capital funding

An overview of capital funding for post-16 education providers, the type of funding available, what it can be used for and when to apply.