Teacher Services is one of DfE’s largest digital portfolios. We have long-lived service teams that are empowered to decide how to achieve their objectives. We’ve grown quickly and have been changing how we work together as we scale. We’re moving from building great services as individual teams, to making decisions about the journey for teachers across their careers.
Even if you don’t know it yet, accessibility matters to you personally. In this post Marian Avery explains why, and talks about how to organise an accessibility scavenger hunt to help build empathy.
It’s fair to say that some people don't like service assessments because they take up a lot of time and preparation. In this post, Reema Fardous explains how her team took a new approach to assessments, which also made them more accessible.
In our community we have shared values and principles. We call these our design imperatives. Here’s how we imbue our imperatives into our work across DfE – its all about setting and achieving design community objectives.
In the first of 2 posts Jas Kang talks about what designers value most and how that informs the more detailed work they do in their design community.
Our design community is flourishing and we’re looking for more designers to join us. We ran open sessions with potential applicants to share the things that make our community unique – and tips on how to apply.
In this festive bonus episode, Shaf Gunton talks to Adaobi Ifeachor about her role as a programme delivery manager in the Get help with technology service. She has advice for people interested in joining this digital profession, and tells us why she set up an engineering academy in Scarborough.
How did the critical Get help with technology service come about? Rachel Hope, Deputy director for Teacher services, and Shaf Gunton, Programme delivery manager, talk to Adaobi Ifeachor about the complexities and obstacles they faced and what's next for this essential service.
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.
Emma Stace, the DfE's Chief Digital Officer, talks about how we're helping the DfE change how it does things and become user-centred.