Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools

Lord Nash


Lord Nash was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools in January 2013.


Lord Nash worked in venture capital for 30 years, before deciding to work in education.

In 2006 he set up Future, a charity designed to support young people by working with other small charities and sponsoring academies, including Pimlico Academy and Millbank Primary Academy.

He was a non-executive board member at the Department for Education for over 2 years before being appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools

The minister is responsible for schools at the Department for Education.

Responsibilities include:

  • academies, free schools, university technical colleges (UTCs), studio schools, independent schools, faith schools, grammar schools, boarding schools
  • school organisation
  • school governance
  • Department for Education review
  • Education Funding Agency


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  1. Guidance on promoting British values in schools published

    • 27 November 2014
    • Press release
  2. Schools working in partnership get funding boost

    • 14 November 2014
    • News story
  3. ISSP primary curriculum project

    • 25 September 2014
    • News story
  4. Government reforms aid attainment among black pupils

    • 26 June 2014
    • Press release
  5. Outstanding academy headteachers flock to join headteacher boards

    • 18 June 2014
    • Press release
  6. Lord Nash speaks about unlocking the power of academies

    • 1 May 2014
    • Speech
  7. Deal to provide life-saving defibrillators to schools

    • 30 April 2014
    • Press release
  8. New government drive to improve standards of school governance

    • 13 January 2014
    • Press release
  9. Lord Nash speaks to the Studio Schools Trust National Conference

    • 29 November 2013
    • Speech
  10. Lord Nash calls for more academy sponsors

    • 15 October 2013
    • Press release