The Department for Education’s Permanent Secretary said:
The Department for Education last undertook an information management assessment (IMA) in 2009. This was part of the regular programme of assessments that The National Archives conducts to review information, records and knowledge management standards within government departments. To demonstrate the strength of the Department for Education’s commitment I have asked The National Archives to carry out an IMA reassessment in November 2015.
The Department for Education recognises the importance of meeting its corporate obligations to manage, protect, work with and exploit effectively the information it holds. The report that The National Archives produces will help me to support all aspects of knowledge and information management across the department. It will help ensure that our information, knowledge and records are captured, managed and preserved appropriately, and information risks and sensitivities are handled appropriately.