Media enquiries

Contact information for the Department for Education's media team.

DfE media team

Journalists should call our central newsdesk on 020 7783 8300. This media-only line operates from Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm. Outside of these hours the number will divert to the duty media officer.

Members of the public should call our general enquiries line on 0370 000 2288.

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DfE media contacts

Deputy Director, News and Corporate Communications

James Cox
Telephone: 020 7654 6294

Head of Media

Sam Eversden
Telephone: 020 7783 8352

Newsdesk

Chief Media Officer

Michael Goldstein
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Senior Media Officer

Rebecca Tyers
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Media Officers

Shannyn Quinn
Rachael Langley
Maeve McAlister
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Schools and education policy

Chief Media Officer

Megan Elliott
Telephone: 020 7783 8093

Senior Media Officers

Michael Murphy-Pyle
Telephone: 020 7340 7442

Jacob Cotterill
Telephone: 020 7654 6085

Media Officers

Sam Glanz
Telephone: 020 7340 8086

Peter Preston
Telephone: 020 7227 5354

Elizabeth Palmer
Telephone: 020 7654 6268

Lauren Carpenter
Telephone: 020 7783 8511

Children and families policy

Chief Media Officer

Jayne Roberts
Telephone: 020 7340 7926

Senior Media Officer

Amy Taylor
Telephone: 020 7340 7691

Media Officers

Priscilla Krahn
Telephone: 020 7340 7005

James Nickerson
Telephone: 020 7783 8744

Higher Education policy

Chief Media Officer

Steven Bourner
Telephone: 020 7340 7550

Senior Media Officer

Holly Manj
Telephone: 020 7783 8694

Media Officer

Robyn Meadwell
Telephone: 020 7654 6271

Further Education policy

Chief Media Officer

Eva Perkins
Telephone: 020 7783 8119

Senior Media Officer

Chloe Giles
Telephone: 020 7227 5127

Media Officers

Porsha Nunes-Brown
Telephone: 020 7783 8321

Charlotte Firth
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Regional and consumer

Media Officer

Sophie Hood
Telephone: 020 7783 8292

Media planning

Strategic Communications Planning Manager

Sima Parmar
Telephone: 020 7227 5181

Strategic Communications Planning Officer

Alicia Maddock
Telephone: 020 7654 6484

Executive agencies

DfE’s media team handles media enquiries on behalf of our executive agencies:

Non-departmental public bodies

If you have a specific enquiry about a policy that is managed by a non-departmental public body, you should contact the relevant body’s press office.