The Department for Education is beginning a new 'conversation' with its 6,000 staff on more user-centred ways of working and understanding what learners really need, as Permanent Secretary Jonathan Slater explains.
Jonathan became the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education in May 2016.
In April 2019, he was also appointed Civil Service LGBTI Champion.
His previous roles in government include:
Director General and Head of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat, Cabinet Office
Director General of Head Office and Commissioning Services, Ministry of Defence
Director General for Transforming Justice, Ministry of Justice
Chief Executive of the Office, Criminal Justice Reform
Director of Performance and Improvement, National Offender Management Service
Director, Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit
Before joining the Civil Service in 2001, Jonathan was a local authority Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Education.
Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education, describes three recent reminders of why maintaining integrity remains at the heart of everything civil servants do.