Useful Web Links
General Education Links
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children's services.
- Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.
- National College for School Leadership
Improves the quality of the education and early years workforce and help schools to help each other improve. NCTL works with schools to develop an education system supported locally by partnerships and led by the best headteachers.
This site provides information about the role of OFSTED and lists all their
publications, many of which are now available in electronic form.
Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
is the UK's biggest examination awarding body and
has been formed by
a merger between the Associated Examining Board (AEB),
City & Guilds
and the Northern Examinations and Assessment Board (NEAB).
- Edexcel provide
a wide range of qualifications including GCSEs, GCE AS and
A levels; GNVQs, BTEC First, National, and Higher National
Certificates and Diplomas; NVQs; Key Skills and Entry Qualifications
and specific programmes for employers.
Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) provide
a range of academic and vocational qualifications which
and A Level, GNVQ, Key Skills, GCSE, Certificate of Achievement,
RSA 'Own Brand' schemes and NVQ.
The Hertfordshire Local Information System (HertsLIS) website, formerly known as the Hertfordshire Observatory, enables access to a wide range of data, information and intelligence relating to the county of Hertfordshire.