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The in-tray of the Secretary of State for Education

31 Dec

The new government that we have in the UK is likely to be the one we will have for the next five years.  It will be a time of significant change as we exit the European Union (EU).  The education team of Ministers, however, which could be reshuffled in February 2020 is comprised of the following members.

  • Mr Gavin Williamson – Secretary of State for Education
  • Mr Nick Gibb – Minister of State for School Standards
  • Mr Chris Skidmore – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
  • Ms Kemi Badenoch – Minister of State for Children and Families (currently on maternity leave)
  • Ms Michelle Donelan – Minister for Children and Families (providing maternity cover for Ms Badenoch)
  • Lord Agnew – Minister for the School System

Our politicians and civil servants will be so busy recreating the machinery to propel us into a go-it-alone future, that many fear other services, with the National Health Services being an exception, could be forgotten.   It is apposite, consequently, to remind ourselves of the educational promises of the prime minister, following his Boris bounce on 12 December 2019.

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