Here we go again! Another guide to the recently appointed new Education Minister. Did you know that this is the fifth Minister for Education in the last 3 months? Sadly, it’s hard to keep up to date with government changes and different ministers of whose doing what. So, here is a quick summary of the latest Education Minister to be appointed.
- Name: Gillian Keegan.
- Age: 54years.
- Born: Knowsley, Merseyside.
- Education: Studied Business at Liverpool John Moores University and then for a master’s degree in Strategy and Leadership at London Business School.
- Background profession: 30 years in the manufacturing, banking, and IT industries.
- Past places of work: Car factory, NatWest bank, Mastercard International, Delco Electronics, Amadeus IT Group, Travelport.
- Past Cabinet roles: recently served as a Minister for Africa in the Foreign Office, was previously a health minister, with responsibility for care and mental health during the latter half of the Covid pandemic. Before that she was Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills.
- Current roles: MP for Chichester since 2017, Minister for Education.
- Famous so far for: Being on holiday in August 2020 during the GCSE and A level controversy when she was duty minister; she posted holiday pictures on Instagram but said she took her work laptop with her on holiday and continued to work.
We have yet to find out about her thoughts on education. If you would like to read more about the responsibilities of the Education Minister, then please click here