Department for Education

Gillian is currently serving as the Secretary of State for Education

The Secretary of State is responsible for the work of the Department for Education, including:

  • early years
  • children’s social care
  • teacher quality, recruitment and retention
  • the school curriculum
  • school improvement
  • academies and free schools
  • further education
  • apprenticeships and skills
  • higher education



Gillian Gives Live Update on Teachers' Strike

This morning, Gillian spoke to TalkTV's Julia Hartley-Brewer on a number of issues, including teachers' strikes. Check out the full interview above. For more general updates, keep an eye on Gillian's website and her Facebook page.

Guidance: Pupil premium

Information on pupil premium funding, how school leaders can use it effectively and pupil premium strategy statements.