Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:41 pm
I wasn't even sure universities were under Williamson's department, but apparently they are. Anyone seen him?
It's his overall responsibility, but not his job. Like all of the great departments of state there is a Secretary of State (Williamson) in overall charge and then a series of Ministers of State and Parliamentary Under Secretares with specific responsibilities, viz:
Secretary of State - Gavin Williamson
Michelle Donelan - Minister of State for universities
Nick Gibb - Minister of State for School Standards
Vicky Ford - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families
Gillian Keegan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills
Baroness Berridge - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System
Only Williamson is of cabinet rank.
Gibb has been out and about a bit, but Donelan is utterly invisible, and as a Minister of State she should be seen and heard fronting up the departent's policies. As should the others. It's the least talented bunch I've ever seen at the DfE and speaks volumes about the present administration's commitment to state education, and that the 'school system' is led by an under secretary (in the Lords at that) is scandalous.