Department of Education and Skills. The current name of the department that is responsible for government policy on education. This department has undergone a bewildering array of names since the 1980's and will no doubt continue to change as it amalgamates with other departments as government thinking on education continues to change.
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Department for Education and SkillsThe former English government department that created policy ââ‚¬â€œ as of June 2007, DfES was replaced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS)
Found on http://www.tda.gov.uk/Recruit/Global/glossary.xhtml