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ministers of state for education


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ministers of state for education

Presidents of the Board of Education, and ministers of and secretaries of state for education (1857-2012)

MORGAN, Nicola (Ann) (born 1972), PC 2014; MP (C) Loughborough, since 2010; Secretary of State for Education, and Minister for Women and Equality, since 2014

TIMPSON, (Anthony) Edward (born 1973), MP (C) Crewe and Nantwich, since May 2008; Minister of State, Department for Education, since 2015

GIBB, Nicolas John (born 1960), MP (C) Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, since 1997; Minister of State, Department for Education, 2010–12 and since 2014

BOLES, Nicholas Edward Coleridge (born 1965), MP (C) Grantham and Stamford, since 2010; Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department for Education, since 2014

FOWLDS, George (1860 - 1934), Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem; JP; Ex-President, Auckland University College; Chairman Massey Agricultural College since 1927; Past President Auckland Chamber of Commerce; Ex-Special Commissioner for Rotary International in New Zealand; Ex-Chairman Jubilee Institute of the Blind; Ex-President Auckland Rotary Club; Ex-Minister of Education; Min. of Customs; Min. of Immigration, and Minister-in-Charge of the Hospitals and Charitable Aid, the Mental Hospitals, and the State Fire Insurance Departments

O’KELLY, Sean Thomas (1882 - 1966), President of Ireland, 1945–59; Minister of Finance, 1939–45; Vice-President of the Executive Council and Minister for Local Government and Public Health, Irish Free State, 1932–45; Minister of Education, 1939; Member Dáil Eireann, Dublin North, 1918–45; Proprietor and Editor The Nation, Dublin; Vice-President Fianna Fáil, Republican Party; one of the founders Sinn Féin, 1908–10; Manager Daily, Sinn Féin; General Secretary Gaelic League, 1915–20; Alderman Dublin Corporation, 1906–24; Contributor to Irish and American Press on Irish politics; Speaker First Dáil Eireann, 1919–21

 

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In 2007 the reorganization of government departments created two Secretaries of State with responsibility for aspects of education. The Secretary of State for Children, Schools, and Families heads the department of that name (DCSF), and is responsible for matters of policy and other matters relating to compulsory education. The Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities, and Skills at the department of that name (DIUS) is responsible for policy and other matters relating to further education, higher education, science education, and training in the skills sector. Within each department there are other ministerial posts with specific responsibility for schools and learners. In the DCSF the Minister for Schools and Learners has a remit whose policy areas include the raising of standards of attainment in schools, including performances in public examinations and national tests; application of, and matters relating to, the national curriculum; education for 14–19‐year‐olds, including the 14–19 Diplomas; school funding; and issues relating to the school workforce. Working within the same departmental team is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools and Learners, whose remit covers policy areas relating to the formation of schools, including trust schools, academies, and specialist schools; primary education, including the teaching of phonics; and special educational needs. There is also a Minister of State for Children, Young People, and Families, responsible for policy matters relating to children's well‐being and care, Sure Start, early years and childcare, and the Every Child Matters agenda; and with joint responsibility with other departments for policies relating to youth justice and child poverty. Also a member of the ministerial team is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children, Young People, and Families, responsible for policies relating to, among others, pupil behaviour and attendance, anti‐bullying strategies, the Respect agenda, and issues to do with pupils' health, including school meals and child obesity.

Working with the Secretary of State within the DIUS are the Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education; the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills; the Minister of State for Science and Innovation; and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property and Quality.

Subjects: Education.


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