In a politics over-stocked with PPE graduates from Oxford, she has shown that a Liverpudlian who left school at 16 can triumph.
With petrol at an all-time high and energy bill rising, among other cost-of-living issues, is it any wonder the public are losing faith?
“If the experts… deem it appropriate that you can have two negative tests… that’s a good thing to keep under review”, he says.
‘Absolutely not’, says the Education Secretary, when asked about a newspaper report stating this would happen.
Thankfully the Government is taking the threat seriously and has launched a “back to school and college” campaign.
The Department of Education wants to address school disruption by “reducing pressure” on students.
Furthermore, they should be more proactive in defending the financial interests of their members.
The Government should instead look into reviewing the Equality Act, which makes these institutions subject to its harassment provision.
It’s disgraceful that somewhere between 15 and 20 per cent of our young people may be “functionally illiterate” when they leave school.
Williamson’s new policy is an important step – but Conservatives cannot legislate themselves out of the culture wars.
The Department of Education confirmed GCSEs and A Levels will go ahead in England for 2021, albeit with measures to help students affected by Covid.
Unions are pushing for more closures and a rota system. It’s imperative the Department of Education fights its corner.
A piecemeal and half-hearted approach to funding skills-based education and training has undermined serious progress in this area for decades.
Starmer has been scathing about Williamson’s U-turn. But what right does he have to criticise?
Plus: There is speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle soon, but I hear otherwise…