Rt Hon Justine Greening MP was appointed as the new Secretary of State for Education today, following a Cabinet reshuffle.
The UK’s new Prime Minister Theresa May has replaced Nicky Morgan in the Department for Education with the former International Development Secretary, Justine Greening.
The MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields becomes the first Education Secretary to have been educated at a comprehensive school, having attended in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, before studying economics at Southampton University.
Schools Week has colated 9 facts about Ms Greening which you can read here.
Since her appointment only hours ago, it has been heavily speculated that the Department for Education will expand its remit by taking on responsibility for high education and skills.
Her predecessor Nicky Morgan tweeted that she is “disappointed not to be continuing as Education Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities, two wonderful roles it’s been a privilege to hold” and congratulated Ms Greening, adding “she’s committed to excellence in education, equalities and did great work for women at DIFID”.
SCHOOLS NorthEast welcomes the appointment and looks forward to working with the new Secretary of State for Education.