From education to employment

Minister of State (Minister for School Standards)

Ministerial role

The minister’s responsibilities include:

qualifications (including links with Ofqual)
curriculum including relationships, sex, and health education and personal, social, health and economic education

Standards and Testing Agency and primary assessment
supporting a high-quality teaching profession including qualifications and professional development
supporting recruitment and retention of teachers and school leaders including initial teacher training
support for raising school standards including the National Tutoring Programme
school revenue funding, including the national funding formula for schools
school efficiency and commercial policy
Education Investment Areas, Opportunity North East and Opportunity Areas (jointly with Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School System))
pupil premium
special educational needs, including high needs funding
school food, including free school meals
coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery for schools

Will Quince was appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Education on 7 July 2022.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education between 16 September 2021 and 7 July 2022 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from 4 April 2019 to 16 September 2021.

Will was elected as Conservative MP for Colchester on 7 May 2015.

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