Department For Education Government Quangos (Public Bodies)

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Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family court proceedings. They work with children and their families, and advise the courts on the best interests of individual children.

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Education Funding Agency

The Education Funding Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Education, responsible for the funding of education and training for children and young people between the ages of 3 and 19, and up to age 25 in the case of high needs students. The EFA funds academy trusts and a range of post 16 providers directly and also allocates funding to local authorities for them to fund maintained schools. In the case of academy trusts, the EFA has additional regulatory functions, eg on matters such as complaints. The EFA is also responsible for a range of building and maintenance programmes for schools, academies, free schools and sixth-form colleges.

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National College for Teaching and Leadership

The new agency will focus on developing a school-led system, promoting high quality teaching and leadership, and leading on delivering school workforce reforms. Its remit includes teacher training, continuous professional development, leadership development, and supporting school improvement to address underperformance in the education system.

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Office of the Children’s Commissioner, The

The Office of the Children's Commissioner promotes and protects children's rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) ratified by the UK in 1991. The focus is especially on both policy and practice where children's rights are ignored or violated; concentrating on the vulnerable, marginalised, and those unable to speak for themselves.

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School Teachers’ Review Body

The School Teachers' Review Body was established to report to the Prime Minister and to the Secretary of State for Education on the statutory pay and conditions of school teachers in England and Wales. Its recommendations cover pay and conditions for school teachers.

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Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) Commission monitors the progress of government and others in improving social mobility and reducing child poverty in the United Kingdom.

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Standards and Testing Agency

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA), an executive agency of the Department for Education, is responsible for the development and delivery of all statutory assessments from early years to the end of Key Stage 3, delivering the professional skills tests for prospective teachers and putting in place the logistics arrangements for completed general qualification scripts.

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