Secretary of State for Education

The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Biography

Nadhim Zahawi was appointed Secretary of State for Education on 15 September 2021.

He was previously appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 26 July 2019 and as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 28 November 2020.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education from 9 January 2018 to 26 July 2019.

Nadhim was elected as Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon in May 2010.

Secretary of State for Education

The Secretary of State is responsible for the work of the Department for Education, including:

  • early years
  • children’s social care
  • teacher recruitment and retention
  • the school curriculum
  • school improvement
  • academies and free schools
  • further education
  • apprenticeships and skills
  • higher education
  • oversight of the departmental coronavirus (COVID-19) response

More about this role

Department for Education