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Select Committee on Public Administration Fifth Report



DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

NameEstablished TerminatedTerms of reference Date and subjects of any reports Membership
Adult and Community Learning Fund Advisory Group Oct 1998Not known, but due to report in Aug 2001 Report due Aug 2001 Marcus Bell (Chair; DfEE)

7 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector

Advisory Group on Access and Hardship Funds Mar 2000Not known Neil Flint (Chair; DfEE)

24 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector

Advisory Group on Citizenship in Post Compulsory Education and Training Jan 2000Not known, but due to report Jul 2000 Report - Jul 2000 Bernard Crick (Chair; University of Edinburgh)

16 members, including public servants, voluntary/charity sector and other private sector

Advisory Group on Independent / State School Partnerships Dec 1998Not known, but due to report in Mar 2001 To take forward recommendations contained in 'Building Bridges: Final Report of the Advisory Group on Independent/State School Partnerships', published in Oct 1998. Report due in Mar 2001 Christopher Parker (Chair; Headmaster, Nottingham High School)

10 members - all public servants

Advisory Group on Nutritional Standards for School Lunches Feb 2000 M Phipps (Chair; DfEE)

14 members, including civil servants, wider public servants and other private sector

Advisory Group on the Development of Individual Learning Accounts May 1999
No Chair

23 members, including civil servants, wider public servants, voluntary/charity sector and other private sector

Business Schools Small Firms Advisory Group May 1999The future work of the Group is under review Report - May 2000 Andrew Locke (Chair; Manchester University)

11 members, including civil servants and wider public servants

Citizenship Education Working Party Oct 1999Not known To assist in supporting schools in the practical implementation of citizenship education. NoneJacqui Smith MP (Chair; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for School Standards, DfEE)

20 members, including ministers, civil servants, voluntary/charity sector and other private sector

Connexions Service: Bridging the Gap Implementation Group Jul 1998 None Nick Stuart (Chair; DfEE)

26 members, including civil servants, wider public servants and private sector

Connexions Service: Careers Service Transition Working Group Dec 1999 To provide a radical new approach to guiding and supporting all young people through their teenage years, and in their transition to adulthood and working life. NoneEuin Hill (Chair; DfEE)

25 members, including civil servants and private sector

Connexions Service: Equal Opportunities Working Group Mar 2000 John Wilkins (Chair; DfEE)

30 members including civil servants and private sector

Connexions Service: Ministerial Steering Group Jul 1999 Report - Jul 2001 Secretary of State for Education and Employment (Chair)

13 members, including ministers and wider public servants

Connexions Service: Specification Working Group Feb 2000 Janice Burton (Chair; DfEE)

21 members, including civil servants and private sector

Connexions Service: Tracking Working Group Mar 2000 Stephen Witt (Chair; DfEE)

15 members, including civil servants and private sector

Connexions Service: Young Offenders Working Group Feb 2000 John Wilkins, (Chair; DfEE)

22 members, including civil servants and private sector

Connexions Service: Youth Service Transition Working Group Feb 2000 Roger Troedson (Chair; DfEE)

19 members, including civil servants and private sector

Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership Apr 2000 Report due Apr 2001 Sir Anthony Cleaver (Chair; AEA Technology)

7 members - all private sector

EU Project Board on Student Support Feb 1998To be reviewed in early 2001 To follow up on the support arrangements for a full cycle of EU students. Nick Sanders (Chair; DfEE)

10 members, including civil servants and wider public servants

Friends of Sure Start Sep 1998On-going To design Sure Start. Instrumental in the original design of Sure Start.

Continuous feedback and advice on the programme as it is implemented.

Naomi Eisenstad (Chair; Head, Sure Start Unit)

Wide range of representative organisations, mainly from the children's voluntary childcare sector but also including representatives from health, social service and local government

Gifted and Talented Advisory Group Sep 1998On-going To advise Ministers and officials on the development and implementation of the Government's strategy to improve the identification, education and support of gifted and talented children. Informs on-going policy-making for gifted and talented children Tim Dracup (Chair; DfEE)

17 members including civil/public servants, voluntary/charity sector workers and the private sector

Graduate Apprenticeship National Steering Group Mar 2000 Derek Fraser (Chair; Vice Chancellor, University of Teeside)

15 members, including civil servants and private sector

Head Teachers' Focus Groups for Excellence in Cities Mar 1999 Kathy Aug (Chair; DfEE)

15 members, including headteachers and civil servants

Inter-Agency Forum for Promoting the Education and Attainment of Looked-After Children

(Joint DfEE/DH group)

Apr 1998Future remit of Forum under consideration, but likely to take forward steering work on implementation of the guidance To consider if there is a need for DfEE/DH to introduce new statutory guidance concerning the education of children and young people in public care. Guidance on the Education of Children and Young People in Public Care - May 2000 Chris Wells (Chair; DfEE)

15 members, including civil servants, wider public servants and voluntary/charity sector

Investors in People in Schools Advisory Group Sep 1999 Linda Ammon (Chair; DfEE)

20 members, including civil servants, wider public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

Investors in People National Task Group Mar 2000 Linda Ammon (Chair; DfEE)

15 members, including civil servant, wider public servant and voluntary/charity sector

Key Skills Support Programme Implementation Group Jul 1999 Brian Helsdon (Chair; DfEE)

26 members, including civil servants, wider public servants and private sector

Learning Partnership Group Dec 1998 To support the development of Learning Partnerships and evaluate their success. Alan Davies (Chair; DfEE)

34 members, including civil servants, wider public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Group Mar 1998Will continue until at least 2002 To develop a strategy for substantially raising standards of literacy in primary schools over a 5-10 year period. The Implementation of the National Literacy Strategy (Code NLS97) - Aug 1997 Michael Barber (Chair; Standards and Effectiveness Adviser to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment)

28 members, including civil servants, wider public servants, voluntary/charity sector and public sector

Music and Ballet Scheme Advisory Group Apr 2000 Roger Lewis (Chair; Managing Director and Programme Controller, Classic FM)

Other members have yet to be appointed

National Advisory Group on Special Educational Needs Jul 1997On-going To advise Ministers on the content and implementation of an action programme for special educational needs for the remainder of this Parliament based on the outcome of consultation on the Green Paper Excellence for Children: Meeting Special Educational Needs. Jacqui Smith MP (Chair; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for School Standards)

29 members, including a Minister, civil servants, public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

New Entrepreneur Scholarship Advisory Group Jan 2000 Report due Sep 2001 Linda Ammon (Chair; DfEE)

14 members, including civil servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

New Start Advisory Group Jun 1997On-going and no set date for termination, but the Group will review its role and future in Dec 2000 To advise on the development of the New Start Strategy as announced in the White Paper "Learning to Compete", published Dec 1996 New Start Round One Projects: Summary Report of the First Phase - 1988

New Start Round One Evaluation Final Report - 2000

New Start: Paving the Way for the Learning Gateway - Evaluation of Second Round Projects - 1999

New Start: Paving the Way for the Learning Gateway - Personal Adviser Pilot Projects - 1999

Rob Smith (Chair; DfEE)

36 members, including civil servants, public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

Post 16 Funding Adult Strand Group Feb 2000May 2000 Group contributed to the development of DfEE's overall strategy on Post 16 funding systems Martin Lamb (Chair; DfEE)

24 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector.

Post 16 Funding External Partners Group Sep 1999 Group contributed to the development of DfEE's overall strategy on Post 16 funding systems David Forrester (Chair; DfEE)

42 members, including civil servants, public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

Post 16 Funding Group Sep 1999 Group contributed to the development of DfEE's overall strategy on Post 16 funding systems David Forrester (Chair; DfEE)

21 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector

Post 16 Funding Young People Strand Group Feb 2000May 2000 Group contributed to the development of DfEE's overall strategy on Post 16 funding systems John Ratcliff (Chair; DfEE)

23 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector

Post 16 Implementation: Business Champions Group Dec 1999 Nick Reilly (Chair; Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors)

12 members, including civil servants and private sector

Post 16 Implementation: Human Resources Group Oct 1999 Peter Lauener (Chair; DfEE)

22 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector

Post 16 Implementation: Joint Negotiation Group Jul 1999 Peter Houten (Joint Chair; DfEE)

Jacqui Henderson (Joint Chair; TNC)

25 members, including civil servants and private sector

Post 16 Implementation: Provider Liaison Group Sep 1999 Paul Holme (Chair; DfEE)

14 members, including civil servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

Post 16 Implementation: Transition Group Oct 1999 Peter Lauener (Chair; DfEE)

23 members, including civil servants, public servants and the private sector

Promotion of Life Long Learning Group Mar 1999 Tim Down (Chair; DfEE)

15 members, including civil servants, public servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

School Sixth Form Funding External Partners Group Mar 1999 Stephen Hillier (Chair; DfEE)

23 members, including civil servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

UK Countries Advisory Group on Workplace Learning Jul 1998 To discuss on-going development of a National Framework of Individual Learning Accounts. Linda Ammon (Chair; DfEE)

9 members, including civil servants and private sector

Workforce Development Advisory Group Jul 1999 Nick Stuart (Chair; DfEE)

12 members, including civil servants and public servants

Working Group on the Code of Practice on Age Diversity in Employment Apr 1998 Group provides on-going advice as required on issues concerned with age diversity in employment. Carolynne Arfield, (Chair; DfEE)

9 members, including civil servants, voluntary/charity sector and private sector

School Standards Task Force May 1997 Secretary of State for Education and Employment (Chair)

27 members, including civil servants, public servants and public sector

Total 47


 
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