Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School System and Student Finance)

Baroness Barran MBE

Biography

Baroness Barran MBE was re-appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education on 27 October 2022.

Prior to this she was:

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School and College System) at the Department for Education from 21 September 2022 to 26 October 2022
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School System) at the Department for Education from 17 September 2021 to 20 September 2022
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Civil Society) at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 26 July 2019 to 17 September 2021

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School System and Student Finance)

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • regulatory review and overall approach to academisation
  • intervention in underperforming schools and school improvement
  • academies and multi-academy trusts
  • school governance
  • Education Investment Areas
  • free schools
  • faith schools
  • independent schools
  • school capital investment (including pupil place planning)
  • school efficiency and commercial policy
  • departmental data strategy
  • student finance (including the Student Loans Company)
  • safeguarding in schools and post-16 settings
  • counter extremism in schools and post-16 settings
  • home education and supplementary schools
  • departmental efficiency and commercial policy

More about this role

Department for Education