The Education Committee monitors the policy, administration and spending of the Department for Education and its associated arms length bodies, including Ofsted.

The Committee consists of eleven backbench Members of Parliament. The Committee's Chair is Mr Neil Carmichael MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Stroud.

Guest Blog: What it's like giving evidence

By Pamela Birch, Member of the Headteacher Board for the North West and West Yorkshire, and Headteacher, Hambleton Primary Academy. On Wednesday 21st October 2015 I gave evidence to the Commons Select Committee for Education on “The Role of the …

Get involved: submitting written evidence

If you have ideas about a subject we're looking at, you might want to let us know what you think. We often invite contributions to our inquiries in the form of written submissions. Many people and organisations send in evidence and although all …