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Department for Education

Following the general election in May 2010, the coalition government created this department. This main website contains all the very latest DFE announcements, press releases, information about academies and free schools as well as links to other sources of educational information, performance data and statistical information.

The National Strategies

The main website which contains links, information items and a wide range of sources for educational information for key areas such as Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Inclusion, Leadership and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The website includes an easy to use index as well as a search facility.

National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

This website is designed to support and promote professional development in the teaching of mathematics. It is conceived as a 'virtual centre' and contains a range of information and links to networks and resources.

OfSTED Website

Main site with news and access to school, college and LEA reports. There is also a search facility.

Qualification and Curriculum Authority

The main site which provides ready access to specialist sections on curriculum provision and assessment, including the National Curriculum and education 14-19.

The Standards Site (DfES)

Good site to access a wide range of information, resources and materials covering all of the key national developments in education.

National College for School Leadership

A valuable site for obtaining news, information and updates on any aspect of school leadership and supported programmes.

Information & Communication Technology in Education

This website provides articles on e-learning, computers in education and information & communication technology - practical information for teachers, advisors and school leaders.

National Curriculum in Action (QCA)

A very useful site with commentaries on examples of pupils' work produced in the various subjects of the National Curriculum. Covers Key Stages 1-3 via a search facility but this is rather slow at times.

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

BECTA provides a range of useful and practical advice for teachers, school leaders and technical support staff. The website includes a search facility.

Secondary Heads Association

This is a useful website for members of SHA - the professional association for leaders of secondary schools and colleges.

National Association of Head Teachers

The main website of NAHT which includes a range of information and topics on educational matters and useful materials for members.


A useful site for news, resources and further information about educational developments and resources.


A good site for governors to use as a resource of information, materials, guidance and advice.

National Association of School Governors

The website is produced by an independent membership organisation for governors of schools.

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)

This website is designed to provide advice and support to parents on state-funded education in England and Wales.

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