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Lord Hill of Oareford CBE (Lord Hill of Oareford)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education [0]

Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State for Education, Department for Education [0]

Nick Gibb MP
Minister of State, Department for Education [0]

Sarah Teather MP
Minister of State, Department for Education [0]

Tim Loughton MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education [0]

March 2011

DfE met the following to discuss strengthening phonics provision within initial teacher training:
Collins Big Cat Phonics
Jolly Phonics
Phonics International
Read Write Inc

DfE met the following to discuss Sure Start Children's Centre reform issues:
Children's Centres Leaders' Reference Group
Together for Children
Two Children's Centre Leaders from the nine regions

DfE met the following to discuss the implications of removing the requirement for parents to be given 24 hours written notice of detention in respect of young carers:
National Young Carers Coalition
Princess Royal Trust for Carers
The Children's Society

DfE met the following to discuss the inspection of safeguarding and child protection and the role of the Director of Children's Services:
Association of Directors of Children's Services
London School of Economics
Professor Eileen Munro

DfE met the following to discuss child poverty:
Single Parent Action Network
Women's Resource Centre

DfE met the following to discuss existing and potential future Academies and school sport:
Goldman Sachs
Meller Designs

DfE met the following to discuss how to reduce bureaucracy on local authorities and how to reduce LA bureaucracy on schools:
Association of Directors of Children's Services
Local Government Association

DfE met the following to discuss progress on the child protection review:
London School of Economics ~4 times
Professor Eileen Munro ~4 times

DfE met the following to discuss progress towards delivering self-regulation:
Institute of Computer and Communications Law
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

DfE met the following to discuss proposal for a National English Centre to promote research-based best practice in English teaching across primary and secondary:
English and Media Centre
Institute of Education

DfE met the following to discuss the vision and funding for the proposed Portland Academy:
Aldridge Foundation
Prof. Stephen Heppell

DfE met Association of Directors of Children's Services to discuss a number of looked after children areas.

DfE met Jonathan Fingerhut to discuss adoption.

DfE met Working Families Everywhere to discuss campaign and relation to European Social Fund activity to support families with intergenerational worklessness.

DfE met Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to discuss CEOP's contribution to the work of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and wider work relating to missing children and child sexual exploitation.

DfE met David Holmes to discuss checks in the care and adoption system.

DfE met Association for UK Interactive Entertainment to discuss children's internet safety.

DfE met Halton Autistic Family Support Group to discuss concerns of HAFSG.

DfE met David Ross Foundation to discuss continuing involvement in the Academies programme.

DfE met JC Bamford to discuss DfE funding of home-to-school pupil transport to the JCB Academy.

DfE met Adam's Very Clever to discuss diet and its effect on health and wellbeing.

DfE met London Gifted and Talented to discuss feedback on the partnership, areas of collaboration and expansion, and sustainability of the partnership.

DfE met Oasis Trust to discuss Free School proposals.

DfE met Kids Company to discuss funding for Kids Company.

DfE met Policy Exchange New Schools Network to discuss Government behaviour policies including plans for alternative provision.

DfE met Council for Disabled Children to discuss Green Paper on SEN.

DfE met Care Leavers Foundation to discuss improvements to the care system.

DfE met Tanni Grey-Thompson to discuss inclusion and school sport provision.

DfE met Association of Directors of Children's Services to discuss key issues and joint working between DfE and ADCS.

DfE met Landau Forte Charitable Trust to discuss Landau Forte Academies and relevant funding issue.

DfE met Sir Roger Singleton to discuss List 99 cases.

DfE met Tesco to discuss literacy, reading and how to get children to read more.

DfE met Andrew Mawson to discuss Lord Mawson's work in education.

DfE met Multi-Faith Secondary School Trust to discuss MFSST's proposals to establish a multi-faith school.

DfE met Onside NorthWest to discuss myplace centre funding.

DfE met Private Equity Foundation to discuss opportunities to increase social investment in services for disadvantaged children.

DfE met Mothers' Union to discuss progress on the independent review of the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood.

DfE met British Youth Council to discuss proposal for a youth-led alliance of organisations working together to promote youth voice/participation.

DfE met Mothers' Union to discuss review of commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood.

DfE met F40 Group to discuss school funding reform and Academy funding.

DfE met London Early Years Foundation to discuss Sure Start reform.

DfE met Education and Employers Taskforce to discuss Taskforce's impact and record on delivery to date.

DfE met Democracy for Young People to discuss the future of UKYP activity.

DfE met Rosa Monckton to discuss the Government's plans for children with SEN.

DfE met My Star Challenge Interactive Limited to discuss the National Citizens Service.

DfE met Cambridge Schools Classics Project to discuss the non-inclusion of WJEC Latin qualifications and classical civilisation in the EBacc.

DfE met Royal National Children's Foundation to discuss the outline proposal for ways in which the agenda on Assisted Boarding for Vulnerable Children can be pushed forward.

DfE met National Childminding Association to discuss the role of registered childminders.

DfE met Confederation of British Industry to discuss the Schools White Paper and employer involvement in education.

DfE met Red Balloon Learner Centres to discuss the work of Red Balloon.

DfE met School Library Association to discuss the work of School Library Association and reading for pleasure.

DfE met British Council for School Environments to discuss the ‘Big School Makeover' programme.

DfE met Alliance for Inclusive Education to discuss their views on educating disabled children in mainstream settings.

DfE met National Council for Voluntary Youth Services to discuss ‘Positive for Youth' summit.

DfE met Save the Children for introductory meeting.

DfE met Academies Enterprise Trust to discuss general update on AET Academies, and future projects.

DfE met Greenhouse to discuss to introduce Greenhouse and discuss its approach to sport in schools.

DfE met E-Learning Foundation to discuss Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Schools and tackling digital exclusion.

February 2011

DfE met the following to discuss how Government and those in the business community can actively support work to help young people play a positive and active role in society:
3M
Aviva
Capital Shopping Centres Group
Coop
Enterprise
John Laing plc
Linklaters LLP
National Youth Agency
Starbucks
Telefónica O2
Zurich Financial Services

DfE met the following to discuss a range of views on child poverty as part of the strategy consultation process:
4Children
Barnardo's
Child Poverty Action Group
Child Poverty Consultation Roundtable
Family Action
Family and Parenting Institute
Gingerbread
Oxfam
Save the Children

DfE met the following to discuss to develop a shared understanding of the problem of child abuse resulting from belief systems which include witchcraft and spirit possession and to explore possible solutions:
Africans Unite Against Child Abuse
Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service
London Safeguarding Children Board
Metropolitan Police Service
The Congolese Family Centre
Trust for London
Victoria Climbié Foundation

DfE met the following to discuss the future of the Forum and its role, collaboration and partnership working to raise educational standards:
ARK Schools
Independent Association of Prep Schools
Independent State School Partnerships Forum
Sutton Trust

DfE met the following to discuss to discuss outdoor learning in education and key issues raised in the Government's response to the Children and Young People's Committee report of 2010 on Transforming Education Outside the Classroom:
Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
Countryside Alliance
Field Studies Council
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

DfE met the following to discuss As part of the work of the Steering Group, to discuss early education and the childcare market:
4Children
Early Years Co-production Steering Group
University of East London (UEL) School of Education

DfE met the following to discuss Munro Review of child protection:
London School of Economics
Professor Eileen Munro

DfE met the following to discuss progress on the Munro Review of child protection:
London School of Economics
Professor Eileen Munro

DfE met Foundation, Aided Schools and Academies National Association to discuss Academies and White Paper feedback.

DfE met Durand Academy Trust to discuss capital funding for developing into an all through Academy.

DfE met Thomas Coram Centre National College to discuss Early Years: Workforce Strategy.

DfE met FILMCLUB to discuss future support for FILMCLUB.

DfE met Tesco to discuss literacy, reading and how to get children to read more.

DfE met The London Mathematical Society to discuss Mathematics Education.

DfE met National Trust to discuss opportunities through Schools and Natural Environment White Papers around children and the environment.

DfE met Sir Roger Singleton to discuss physical punishment.

DfE met Education and Employers Task Force to discuss school governance issues.

DfE met Joseph Hayat (Member of Youth Parliament) to discuss Sex and Relationships Education.

DfE met Wallace Collection to discuss Strategic Commissioning Funding and the Wallace Collection's projects.

DfE met 4Children to discuss the early years: quality improvement strategy.

DfE met Young Ambassadors to discuss the future, including how Young Ambassadors can support the School Games.

DfE met British Chambers of Commerce to discuss the work of the BCC.

DfE met Baker Dearing Trust to discuss University Technical Colleges – prioritisation and BDT grant.

DfE met The Potential Organisation to discuss various issues.

DfE met Alison Wolf to discuss Wolf Review of Vocational Education.

DfE met Prince's Trust for meeting to discuss the formation of a cross Government Youth Action Group.

January 2011

DfE met the following to discuss future funding for the charities delivering the helplines:
Advisory Centre for Education
Contact a Family
Coram Children's Legal Centre
Family Lives
Family Rights Group
Gingerbread
Young Minds

DfE met the following to discuss Anti-Bullying Accreditation Scheme and national rollout:
Anti-Bullying Alliance
ChildLine
Diana Awards

DfE met the following to discuss how business can support Government priorities:
Business in the Community
Education and Employers Taskforce

DfE met the following to discuss the review of the Vetting and Barring Scheme, and the National Citizen Service:
Girlguiding UK
Scout Association

DfE met Catholic Education Service to discuss Academies.

DfE met Centre for Social Justice to discuss CSJ study of educational exclusion.

DfE met Future Leaders to discuss Free Schools, Primary Leadership and headship provision.

DfE met Youth Sport Trust to discuss good practice in school PE and future ministerial visits.

DfE met Society of Biology to discuss how the Society of Biology can engage in key education reforms set out in the Schools White paper.

DfE met Emmanuel Schools Foundation Principals to discuss merger with ULT.

DfE met BT Group to discuss Parental Controls.

DfE met Universities Council for the Education of Teachers to discuss phonics in ITT.

DfE met Victoria Climbié Foundation to discuss publication of Serious Case Reviews.

DfE met Health Professions Council to discuss regulation of children's social workers.

DfE met Phonics International to discuss synthetic phonics teaching in schools and training in some universities.

DfE met Accord Coalition to discuss the aims of Accord and concerns towards faith schools admission exemptions.

DfE met Barnardo's to discuss the Big Society Bank and the sexual exploitation of children and young people.

DfE met Engineering UK to discuss the business case for engineering in the economy.

DfE met Standing Committee for Youth Justice to discuss the future of youth justice.

DfE met Family and Parenting Institute to discuss the implications of ending the Parenting Fund.

DfE met Cadet Partnership Strategy Group to discuss the London Challenge Cadet Partnership Pilot and Government policy on cadets.

DfE met Henry Spink Foundation to discuss the portability of children's social care packages.

DfE met Business Services Association to discuss the support services BSA can provide to Academies and Free Schools.

DfE met Red Balloon Learner Centres to discuss the work of Red Balloon.

DfE met Volunteer Reading Help to discuss the work of VRH.

DfE met Grammar School Heads Association to discuss transitional protection of School budgets.

DfE met Grandparents Plus to discuss various topical issues.

DfE met Foundation, Aided Schools and Academies National Association to discuss Admissions of overseas students.

DfE met Delegation of Orthodox Rabbis to discuss School Admissions, gender education, academies and Free schools.

December 2010

DfE met the following to discuss access arrangements for Year 1 phonics screening check:
Association for All Speech Impaired Children
Communications Trust
I CAN
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

DfE met the following to discuss internet safety industry self regulation:
Microsoft
Mobile Broadband Group
UK Council for Child Internet Safety Industry Working Group
Vodafone

DfE met Church of England to discuss child poverty.

DfE met Design and Technology Association to discuss digital design and technology.

DfE met Busy Bees to discuss Early Years issues.

DfE met Montessori St Nicholas Charity to discuss failing state schools in the primary sector.

DfE met Royal Bank of Canada to discuss future education and schools policy.

DfE met British Association for Adoption and Fostering to discuss general adoption issues.

DfE met Historical Association to discuss history in the curriculum with experts in the field.

DfE met The Fatherhood Institute to discuss how frontline services can be more father-friendly.

DfE met Rob Peach to discuss how social enterprises can help disadvantaged young people overcome barriers to learning and employability.

DfE met Mary Glasgow Language Trust to discuss ideas for language learning.

DfE met Personal Finance Education Group to discuss personal finance education.

DfE met Renaissance Learning to discuss phonics.

DfE met Children and Families Across Borders to discuss privately fostered children from abroad.

DfE met Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group to discuss PSHE and SRE in schools.

DfE met PSHE Association to discuss PSHE.

DfE met Royal Society of Arts to discuss RSA plans to develop further Academies.

DfE met Association of Maintained Girls' Schools to discuss school improvement.

DfE met Royal Society of Chemistry to discuss science education.

DfE met Microsoft to discuss shared priorities .

DfE met Studio Schools Trust to discuss studio schools.

DfE met Focus Learning Trust to discuss support for FLT's independent schools .

DfE met Association of Colleges to discuss the contribution colleges can make to the Government's 16-19 agenda.

DfE met Youth and Philanthropy Initiative to discuss the fit between the YPI, the National Citizen Service and Big Society.

DfE met Council for Subject Associations to discuss the Government's professional development agenda.

DfE met Dr Sean Lang to discuss the implications for history from the introduction of the English Baccalaureate.

DfE met Care Leavers Association to discuss the work of CLA.

DfE met Care Leavers Foundation to discuss the work of CLF.

DfE met Families Need Fathers to discuss the work of FNF.

DfE met Siblings Together to discuss the work of Siblings Together.

DfE met School Governors' One-Stop Shop to discuss the work of the One-Stop Shop.

DfE met Whizz Kidz to discuss the work of Whizz Kidz.

DfE met Kids Company to discuss the new funding landscape.

DfE met Independent Academies Association to discuss White Paper.

November 2010

DfE met the following to discuss child immigration detention:
Citizens UK
Reference Group on Ensured Returns

DfE met the following to discuss Early Years Foundation Stage Review:
Independent Schools Council
Open EyE: Early Years Education Campaign Steering Group

DfE met the following to discuss engagement with opinion formers and regulators:
British Retail Consortium
Mothers' Union

DfE met the following to discuss Free Schools:
Internationella Engleska Skolan
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

DfE met the following to discuss Free Schools and Treehouse School:
Social Investment Business
Treehouse Trust

DfE met the following to discuss geography in the National Curriculum:
Geographical Association
Royal Geographical Society

DfE met the following to discuss language teaching at primary and secondary level:
Association for Language Learning
Independent Schools Modern Languages Association

DfE met the following to discuss summer born children and post 16 mathematics:
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Nuffield Foundation

DfE met Clarendon Academies to discuss ambitions for sponsoring Academies.

DfE met Interdisciplinary Alliance for Children to discuss CAFCASS and the Family Justice System.

DfE met Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to discuss child safeguarding and online safety.

DfE met Every Child a Chance Trust to discuss Every Child Programmes.

DfE met Everton Football Club to discuss Free Schools .

DfE met Stonewall to discuss homophobic and transphobic bullying.

DfE met Independent Children's Homes Association to discuss improving the quality of care in the Children's homes sector.

DfE met Science, Technology and Innovation Forum to discuss issues around education and science, innovation and technology.

DfE met Federation of Music Services to discuss music education.

DfE met Huawei to discuss offer of sponsorship to National Citizen Service .

DfE met Childnet International to discuss ongoing role in keeping children safe online.

DfE met Success for Kids to discuss opportunities for funding.

DfE met E-ACT to discuss proposal to sponsor more Academy projects in large urban areas.

DfE met Lord Winston to discuss science enhancement and enrichment.

DfE met National Association for Special Educational Needs to discuss Special Education Needs and Disability.

DfE met Teach First to discuss Teach First and Primary ITT.

DfE met Reading Reform Foundation to discuss teaching phonics.

DfE met Association of Colleges to discuss the contribution of colleges to the Government's 16-19 agenda.

DfE met Skill Force to discuss the expansion of Skill Force and Troops to Teachers.

DfE met National Connexions Network to discuss the plans for the future of the Connexions Service/delivery of careers advice.

DfE met Farrer & Co to discuss the teaching profession.

DfE met Learning Partnership to discuss the work of Learning Partnership.

DfE met National Fostering Agency to discuss the work of NFA.

DfE met Rolls-Royce to discuss University Technical Colleges and Apprenticeships.

DfE met National Leaders of Education to discuss various topical issues.

DfE met Association of National Specialist Colleges to discuss work of Natspec.

DfE met Sustrans to discuss working with the Department on sustainable travel and carbon management initiatives .

October 2010

DfE met the following to discuss the future of the School Support Staff Negotiating Body:
Catholic Education Service
Church of England
Foundation, Aided Schools and Academies National Association
GMB
UNISON
Unite the Union

DfE met the following to discuss improving speech and language services through the Special Education Needs Green Paper:
ACE Centre North
Afasic
British Stammering Association
Communication Trust
The Whitehouse Consultancy

DfE met the following to discuss Family Commission's report findings:
4Children
Family Commission
Young Foundation

DfE met the following to discuss the feasibility of a national signposting service :
Action for Children
Association of Chief Police Officers
Association of Directors of Children's Services

DfE met the following to discuss Academy sponsorship:
Creative Education Trust
Hanover Partnership

DfE met the following to discuss science and mathematics Education:
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Wellcome Trust

DfE met BT Group to discuss BT and the Government's education agenda.

DfE met Family Justice Council meeting to discuss developments in the family justice system, and work of CAFCASS.

DfE met Advisory Council for Education of Romany and Other Travellers to discuss educational underachievement of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils.

DfE met Mill Hill Primary Free School group to discuss faith ethos and admissions.

DfE met Sir John Cass Foundation to discuss Foundation's plans for an all-age academy in London.

DfE met Education Swanage to discuss Free School proposal.

DfE met West London Free School to discuss free school.

DfE met Manchester City FC to discuss Free Schools.

DfE met Balfour Beatty to discuss future of school building programmes.

DfE met Church of England to discuss guidance on converting Church schools to Academies.

DfE met Professor Niall Ferguson to discuss his views on the history curriculum.

DfE met Trades Union Congress to discuss homophobic bullying in schools.

DfE met Cambridge Primary Review to discuss issues relating to primary education.

DfE met Steiner Fellowship to discuss issues relating to Steiner and Free Schools.

DfE met National Primary Headteachers' Association to discuss key issues facing primary schools.

DfE met Marco Pierre White to discuss school meals.

DfE met Royal Society to discuss Science and Mathematics Education.

DfE met Sound Reading System to discuss Sound Reading System .

DfE met National Youth Advocacy Service to discuss the Birmingham Signposting service and CAFCASS.

DfE met National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers to discuss the Comprehensive Spending Review.

DfE met National Association of Guardians Ad Litem and Reporting Officers to discuss the future of children's court welfare services, and the Family Justice Review.

DfE met Engineering Professor's Council to discuss the future of the school curriculum, and plans for a new careers service.

DfE met Pinnacle Trust to discuss the future of Trust Schools.

DfE met Serco Group plc to discuss the Government's education agenda.

DfE met Joint Epilepsy Council to discuss the performance of children with epilepsy at school .

DfE met The Aldridge Foundation to discuss the proposals for the Kensington Aldridge Academy.

DfE met Confederation of British Industry to discuss the work of CBI.

DfE met Centre for Social Justice to discuss the work of CSJ.

DfE met Families United to discuss the work of FU.

DfE met Institute of Directors to discuss the work of IOD.

DfE met National Literacy Trust to discuss the work of NLT .

DfE met Prospects Services Ltd to discuss the work of Prospects Services Ltd and future plans.

DfE met Religious Education Council of England and Wales to discuss the work of REC.

DfE met The Mercers' Company to discuss the work of The Mercers' Company in regard to Academy sponsorship.

DfE met Chance UK to discuss work of Chance UK.

DfE met National Council for Voluntary Youth Services to discuss young people and the positive role they could play in society.

DfE met Focus Learning Trust for discussion of issues relating to FLT and Free Schools.

DfE met National Association of Head Teachers for introductory meeting.

DfE met UK Youth Parliament to discuss to meet members of the UK Youth Parliament.

DfE met National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to discuss ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline.

September 2010

DfE met the following to discuss commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood:
Advertising Standards Authority
Family and Parenting Institute
Girlguiding UK
Mumsnet
Ofcom

DfE met Premier League to discuss Academies/ Free Schools.

DfE met Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust to discuss contribution of outstanding schools to the system.

DfE met Cabot Learning Federation to discuss expansion.

DfE met Dyson to discuss improving technology education.

DfE met American Institute for Foreign Study to discuss new Academies.

DfE met Rank Foundation to discuss plans for the future of the youth sector.

DfE met Church of England to discuss principles around Academies conversion for church schools.

DfE met UNISON to discuss social work workforce.

DfE met Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers to discuss systematic synthetic phonics.

DfE met The Landau Charitable Foundation to discuss taking on more academies and the capital review.

DfE met JCB Academy Trust to discuss technical Academies.

DfE met Catholic Education Service to discuss the Academies Act and its impact on Catholic schools.

DfE met Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education to discuss the development day for education researchers.

DfE met Futureversity to discuss the work of Futureversity.

DfE met Diana Awards to discuss the work of the Diana Awards.

DfE met Holocaust Education Trust to discuss the work of the HET.

DfE met Independent Schools Council to discuss work of ISC.

DfE met London Diocesan Board of Education for introductory meeting and to discuss Academy conversion.

August 2010

DfE met ARK Schools to discuss Academies.

DfE met David Ross Foundation to discuss Academy Sponsorship.

DfE met E-ACT to discuss Academy/ Free Schools issues.

DfE met Barnardo's to discuss the Government's school reforms, Free Schools programme, and school admissions.

July 2010

DfE met the following to discuss Stakeholder Group meeting to discuss Contactpoint:
Barnardo's
General Social Care Council
KIDS
Together 4 Children

DfE met the following to discuss Academies:
ARK Schools
Hanover Partnership
Woodard Schools Group

DfE met The Landau Charitable Foundation to discuss capital funding for schools.

DfE met Association of Chief Police Officers to discuss ContactPoint, Vetting and Barring, and UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

DfE met Foundation, Aided Schools and Academies National Association to discuss the FASNA Conference.

DfE met Centre for Social Justice to discuss the work of CSJ.

DfE met Community Service Volunteers to discuss the work of CSV.

DfE met Education and Employers Taskforce to discuss the work of the Education and Employers Taskforce.

DfE met UK Youth to discuss the work of UK Youth.

DfE met Family and Parenting Institute to discuss ways in which FPI can help the Coalition Government deliver its agenda.

DfE met Association of Directors of Children's Services for general catch-up.

DfE met Sutton Trust to discuss to update on forthcoming activities.

June 2010

DfE met Church of England to discuss Academies Bill.

DfE met Catholic Education Service to discuss Academies.

DfE met National Youth Agency to discuss national voluntary infrastructure organisations in the Youth Sector.

DfE met Studio Schools Trust to discuss Studio Schools.

DfE met Mumsnet to discuss the potential benefits of promoting Mumsnet.

DfE met Internationella Engelska Skolan to discuss the work of IES.

DfE met Doris Partnership to discuss to demonstrate StoryVault website.

May 2010

DfE met the following for introductory meeting:
Free Schools Network
Harris Academies
Prince's Teaching Institute

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