Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools

Lord Nash

Biography

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

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 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

Announcements

by Lord Nash

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  1. New government drive to improve standards of school governance

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

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

    • 15 October 2013
    • Press release
  4. Lord Nash speaks to the Independent Academies Association (IAA) national conference

    • 8 July 2013
    • Speech
  5. Lord Nash addresses the National Governors' Association (NGA) conference

    • 8 July 2013
    • Speech
  6. Lord Nash speaks about opening up state boarding schools to more children

    • 10 June 2013
    • Speech
  7. New wave of approved studio schools will take total to more than 40

    • 10 April 2013
    • Press release
  8. Sponsored academies’ improvement in GCSEs outstripping other schools

    • 24 January 2013
    • News story

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