EB 27.6

Education Business 27.6

With five education secretaries in four months and a changing ministerial line up, the Department for Education has experienced upheaval since September. But it seems to have settled now, with the ministerial line-up confirmed by prime minister Rishi Sunak. 

Gillian Keegan is now the education secretary, and the DfE sees some old faces return, such as Nick Gibb and Robert Halfon. Read our summary of who’s who in the new-look Department for Education, as well as Rishi Sunak’s likely direction for education, on page 15.

With the energy and cost of living crisis upon us, Suzanne Gibbon from the Let’s Go Zero campaign shares everyday energy saving measures for schools, and explains how the campaign is lobbying for the government to support schools in their net-zero ambitions, on page 19.

We also look at the impressive Glebe Farm School – a fossil‑free new build school in Milton Keynes. It’s so ‘green’ that it’s been removed from the grid and even its Bunsen burners are powered without gas. The school’s headteacher, Matthew Shotton, explains the project on page 23.