As well as coronavirus, there’s been a constant stream of reports about racially motivated incidents and murders within the United States. Kelsey Williams talks about how that feels as Black person in the UK and what people can do to be supportive.
The theme of this years Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness. Here we share some personal stories of managing our mental health, as well as how we look after and support each other as an organisation.
From 4 people in a basement to 120 across 3 sites, DfE Digital has grown to respond to its users' needs for excellent, user-centred services. Here, chief digital officer Emma Stace reflects on how far we've come, what's been difficult and how we're shaping up for the future.
The coronavirus outbreak has brought about a lot of change for DfE Digital. Here Ella Beaumont shares some of the biggest challenges her team have faced so far, and how they've overcome them.
We're all adjusting to new ways of working. Here Katie Pether talks about how recruitment teams can make sure interviewees get he same high quality experience as they would in a face-to-face interview.
We teamed up with CodeUntapped to run a fantastic hackathon. Our hackers were challenged to explore ways to improve one of our live services. Karen Ferdinand kicked off the event and here she blogs about the winners, the solutions and what happened next.
Our Manchester office is becoming a really important centre of expertise in digital delivery and transformation. Jack Collier explains how what he and his team do in the North West, and with teams across the country, is a crucial part of our aspiration to provide a world class education for every child.
Service owners play an integral role here in DfE where we focus on making things better for our users. Strengthening our community of service owners is important to us. Here we explain why that is, what the service owner role itself entails and the benefits and challenges service owners face.
Using clear language in our communications is as important for readers as it is for an organisation like DfE Digital and Transformation. Nettie Williams explains why plain English is crucial for comprehension, recruitment and inclusivity.
'Transformation' sounds impressive, glamorous even, but what does it actually mean? After six years of leading transformation in government, Emma Stace explains what transformation is, what it’s not, and how to spot the difference.