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

Director

Gemmaine Walsh
Telephone: 020 7654 6365

Deputy Director, Strategic Communications

Tess Tinker
Telephone: 020 7783 8230

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

Jessica Gearey
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Senior Media Officer

Michael Murphy-Pyle
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Media Officers

Gemma Goodman
Chloe Goody
Rachael Langley
Simon Renwick
Rebecca Tyers
Telephone: 020 7783 8300

Schools and education policy

Chief Media Officer

Jade Howard
Telephone: 020 7340 7488

Senior Media Officers

Charlotte Corsan
Telephone: 020 7340 7794

Jayne Roberts
Telephone: 020 7340 7926

Media Officers

Jacob Cotterill
Telephone: 020 7654 6085

Sam Glanz
Telephone: 020 7340 8086

Miranda McHugh
Telephone: 020 7783 8033

Nicola O’Neill
Telephone: 020 7340 8093

Children and families policy

Chief Media Officer

Eva Perkins
Telephone: 020 7783 8119

Senior Media Officer

Amy Taylor
Telephone: 020 7340 7691

Media Officers

Colette Collins-Walsh
Telephone: 020 7340 8005

Holly Manj
Telephone: 020 7783 8694

Government Equalities Office

Chief Media Officer

Eva Perkins
Telephone: 020 7783 8119

Post-16 and skills policy

Senior Media Officer

Steven Bourner
Telephone: 020 7340 7550

Media Officers

Juliet Eales
Telephone: 020 7654 6156

Michael Greenland
Telephone: 020 7340 8391

Juliet Kirk
Telephone: 020 7227 5174

Regional and consumer

Media Officer

Sophie Hood
Telephone: 020 7783 8292

Media planning

Senior Media Planner

Sima Parmar
Telephone: 020 7227 5181

Media Planner

Ellen Khan
Telephone: 020 7654 6163

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.