Secretary of State for Education

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Secretary of State for Education

The head of HM Department of Education, which is the department of the British government responsible for schools and other services for children up to the age of 19. He/she advises the government on education policy. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Ruth Kelly, said: "David has already played a key role at Ofsted in the progress we have made in driving up standards in our schools and ensuring we have the best generation of teachers ever.
CHARLES CLARKE, Secretary of State for Education and Skills, has confirmed the licence for a new Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the construction industry.
An employer-led, UK wide charity owned by industry, it has been licensed by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills and is regulated by the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) to drive forward the effort to improve the UK's productivity through improvements in its sector's skills base.
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