Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System

Lord Nash

Biography

Lord Nash was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System on 14 June 2017. Lord Nash served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools from January 2013 to June 2017.

Career

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 the School System

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • a strong school system (including free schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, university technical colleges, studio schools, faith schools, independent schools, home education, supplementary schools)
  • tackling school underperformance
  • school improvement (including teaching school alliances, national and local leaders of education and school improvement funds)
  • school governance
  • school capital investment (including new school places, school maintenance, land and playing fields)
  • tackling extremism in schools and colleges
  • behaviour and attendance, exclusions and alternative provision

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools

    • 2013 to 2016

Announcements

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  1. Applications open to create 1,600 new special free school places

    • Press release
  2. Government launches company to create more free schools

    • Press release
  3. Thousands of children back to school in 21st-century facilities

    • Press release
  4. Derby children celebrate opening of new school building

    • Press release
  5. New National Schools Commissioner appointed

    • Press release
  6. Thousands of pupils start 2016 in new buildings

    • Press release
  7. Suffolk academy celebrates move into new building

    • Press release
  8. Priority school building programme: rugby star reopens school

    • Press release
  9. Priority school building programme: 2 schools start rebuild work

    • Press release
  10. New start for 2 Cumbria schools with £20 million rebuild

    • Press release