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.
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The Government Chief Commercial Officer on how cross-government collaboration is the key to the effectiveness of the Government Commercial Function and of other functions and professions.
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.
How two government departments are working together to transform mental health provision for children and young people.
Jeremy Heywood reviews a groundbreaking event attended by over 700 school students and 230 Civil Service volunteers to raise young people's career aspirations.
Finding no women's network at the Department for Education when they moved there, Carolyn O'Connor and Beth Walker set about creating one.
Deborah Brooks and Susie Owen reflect on their time as Deputy Directors for Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion – and how we will know when we've achieved it.
Civil Service Disability Champion Philip Rutnam uses the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities to look at initiatives supporting greater inclusion for civil servants declaring a disability.
MOD Permanent Secretary Jon Thompson writes about the Armed Forces Covenant, and how the nation supports its serving armed forces and veterans.
Sarah Maclean and Tessa Griffiths work in the Qualifications Systems and Reform Division in the Department for Education (DfE). They both work three days a week with an overlap on Wednesdays.