• DfE top boss Jonathan Slater to leave

    The Department for Education’s permanent secretary Jonathan Slater is to be replaced, the government has announced. The Financial Times reported earlier today that Slater, the top civil servant at the department will leave the post amid the fallout over exams and rules over masks in schools. Now the DfE and Cabinet Office have confirmed he

    14.59 Aug. 26th, 2020 | News

  • T-levels implementation should be delayed again, says chair of social mobility commission

    Dame Martina Milburn has called for the rollout of T-levels to be delayed for a year. While giving evidence at an education select committee hearing on Tuesday, the chair of the social mobility commission (SMC) said she agreed with Jonathan Slater’s request to postpone the implementation until 2021. She added that she was disappointed when

    17.29 Jun. 19th, 2019 | News

  • Top mandarin admits to contingency concerns over T-levels

    The Department for Education should have left more time to make sure T-levels go to plan, according to its top civil servant. Jonathan Slater was questioned by the Public Accounts Committee today about his ministerial direction, published in May, in which he asked to defer the start date from 2020 to 2021. He was overruled

    18.40 Jun. 25th, 2018 | News