Department of Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education, children’s services, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England, and equalities. It works to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances.
The Scottish Government runs Scotland in relation to matters that are devolved from Westminster. This includes: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.
This government was elected to deliver a range of reforms to help transform the education in Scotland and ensure it delivers excellence and equity for all. The focus of the government is to: close the attainment gap, ensure we have a curriculum that delivers, and to empower our teachers, schools and communities to deliver.
The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. It produces high-quality, internationally comparable data and indicators, and develops key statistics that can be used to understand the economy and predict future trends. Its international surveys on education and skills provide benchmarks that help countries to equip citizens with the knowledge and skills needed to participate fully in their economies and societies.
EI represents organisations of teachers and other education employees across the globe. It is the world’s largest federation of unions, representing 32 million education employees in around 400 organisations in 172 countries and territories. To ensure that the voice of the teaching profession is heard in the international arena, EI engages actively and constructively with all the major international organisations, including the OECD, UNESCO, the International Labour Organization, and the World Bank.