Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare


The minister is responsible for education and childcare in the Department for Education.

Responsibilities include:

  • childcare and early learning
  • assessment, qualifications and curriculum reform
  • behaviour and attendance
  • school food review
  • reducing bureaucracy
  • Standards and Testing Agency
  • Ofqual

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

    • 2012 to 2014


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  1. St David's day celebration trumpets record lamb exports and 376 million daffodil bulbs shipped around the world

    • Press release
  2. New primary school tests will help eradicate illiteracy and innumeracy

    • Press release
  3. Post-16 maths in England

    • Speech
  4. Network of 32 maths hubs across England aims to raise standards

    • Press release
  5. New £50m fund to help most disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds

    • Press release
  6. Elizabeth Truss speaks about how schools can support parents

    • Speech
  7. More families in need supported by children’s centres

    • Press release
  8. Elizabeth Truss on increasing the number of pupils studying Mandarin

    • Speech
  9. Microsoft, Google and IBM to help train computing teachers

    • Press release
  10. Elizabeth Truss emphasises the importance of technology and maths

    • Speech