Media enquiries

Our central newsdesk for journalists’ enquiries only from Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm, on 020 7783 8300. Outside of these hours, the number will divert to the duty press officer.

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

Other media calls should be directed as below:

Head of Communications

Gabriel Milland

Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Head of Press Office

Ray Tang

Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Newsdesk

Chief Press Officer

Anna Sinfield

Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Senior Press Officer

Katherine Hyde

Press Officers

Gina Malatesta

Jess Gearey

Emma Heseltine

Schools desk 1 - academies, behaviour, curriculum, exams/tests and pupil premium

Chief Press Officer

Oliver Lane

Telephone: 020 7340 8111

Senior Press Officers

Sam Eversden

Telephone: 020 7783 8352

Max Blain

Telephone: 020 7783 8685

Press Officers

Annabel Ellis

Telephone: 020 7783 8198

Alex Blackburn

Telephone: 020 7783 8396

Schools desk 2 - free schools, school funding, school governance, teacher training/recruitment and teacher quality/pay

Chief Press Officer

Rhiannon Spellman

Telephone: 020 7340 8239

Senior Press Officer

Simon Barrett

Telephone: 020 7227 5111

Children and families desk

Chief Press Officer

Priya Brahmbhatt

Telephone: 020 7227 5195

Senior Press Officers

Lydia Austen

Telephone: 020 7340 7564

Chelsea Austin

Telephone: 020 7340 8465

Press Officer

Anna Rutter

Telephone: 020 7340 8189

Media planning

Senior Media Planner

Sima Parmar

Telephone: 020 7227 5181

Office Manager

Stephen Hadley

Telephone: 020 7783 8590

Calls regarding higher education should be directed to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills press office.

Specific enquiries about a policy that is managed by a non-departmental public body should be made directly to their press office:

Audit Commission

www.audit-commission.gov.uk

Telephone: 0303 444 8300

Cafcass

www.cafcass.gov.uk

Telephone: 0844 353 4332

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

www.ceop.police.uk

Telephone: 0870 000 3434

Education Funding Agency (EFA)

The department press office handles media enquiries on behalf of EFA and should be contacted on the central newsdesk number above.

National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)

The department press office handles media enquiries on behalf of NCTL and should be contacted on the central newsdesk number above.

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7783 8330

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

www.ofqual.gov.uk

Telephone: 0300 303 3342

Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted)

www.ofsted.gov.uk

Telephone: 0300 013 0415

Standards and Testing Agency (STA)

The department press office handles media enquiries on behalf of STA and should be contacted on the central newsdesk number above.

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