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Podcast: the first in our 'Think digital, act human' series

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Emma Stace - chief digital and technology officer - gives her personal view on mental health during covid, and the conversations she's had about race in the past year. She also explains what service ownership and user-centred deign lab are and how these ways of working make such a difference.

Emma Stace - looking back over 3 years

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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. 

Testing 'Apply' - the new application service for aspiring teachers

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Teacher sat amongst classroom of (Key Stage 3 or 4 it's not determined) pupils all looking towards the front of the room. Everyone is looking very engaged and happy.

To get more great teachers into the profession DfE is building a new service for aspiring teachers to apply for teacher training. The new version is now in prototype and the team have started taking candidates through the updated service. Sarah Fisher talks here about the team's work so far.