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Secretary of State for Education
Cheese
Incumbent
CheeseIsVeg
since 8 August 2017
Category Cabinet position
Style The Right Honourable
Education Secretary
Inaugural holder Socrates
Number of Education Secretaries 23

The Education Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for Education, is the Chief Minister of the Department for Education in the Government of the United Kingdom. The office is a cabinet-level position. The current Education Secretary is CheeseIsVeg, who was appointed by Prime Minister Saracen's Fez on 15 June 2017.

Responsibilities

The Education Secretary's remit covers the following areas of the education system but only in England:

  • Early years
  • Adoption and child protection
  • Teachers’ pay
  • The school curriculum
  • School improvement
  • The establishment of academies and free schools

The Education Secretary often works closely with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills due to the overlap between their respective roles.

Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews

Education Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:

Type Education Secretary Released Result
Statement of Intent mobbsy91 August 2016 Passed by vote
Statement of Intent Quamquam123 February 2017 Passed by vote

List of Education Secretaries

Socrates was appointed as the first Education Secretary for the Liberal Democrat Party following the second general election and since him, there have been 22 other Education Secretaries.

Education Secretary Alternative Role Party Took office Left office
Socrates Liberal December 2005 May 2006
sophisti_kate Conservative June 2006 November 2006
Democracy Liberal June 2008 May 2008
Bella_trixxx Conservative November 2008 May 2009
Kolya Centre December 2009 May 2010
ByronicHero UKIP September 2010 October 2010
Jammythedodger Conservative November 2010 March 2011
Singh993 Labour April 2011 October 2011
mevidek Labour October 2011 March 2012
bun Secretary of State for Education and Higher Education Conservative April 2012 September 2012
Krollo Secretary of State for Education and Higher Education Conservative April 2013 March 2014
Obiejess Secretary of State for Education and Higher Education Labour April 2014 October 2014
Little Toy Gun Secretary of State for Education and Higher Education Green October 2014 February 2015
miser Secretary of State for Education and Higher Education Green February 2015 April 2015
honeywell17 Secretary of State for Education and Higher Education Labour May 2015 July 2015
Airmed Liberal July 2015 August 2015
JoeL1994 Liberal October 2015 December 2015
junaidk7 Labour December 2015 April 2016
mobbsy91 Conservative April 2016 November 2016
Quamquam123 Labour November 2016 February 2017
cranbrook_aspie Socialist February 2017 May 2017
Saracen's Fez Labour June 2017 August 2017
CheeseIsVeg Secretary of State for Education, Culture and Young People Labour August 2017 Incumbent

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