Commenting on the resignation of Justine Greening and the appointment of Damian Hinds in the Cabinet reshuffle, Deborah Lawson, General Secretary of Voice: the union for education professionals, said:
“We welcome the appointment of Damian Hinds as Secretary of State for Education, and hope that he will build on the progress achieved by Justine Greening, in listening to, and building bridges with, the education and early years sector and professionals in difficult financial circumstances beyond her control.
“We look forward to meeting Damian Hinds at the earliest opportunity to seek assurances that there will be no delay in addressing the key issues affecting schools, colleges and early years settings, including: funding, the recruitment and retention crises, workload, pupil mental health, inspections, and the urgent need for a workforce strategy for education and implementation of the early years workforce strategy.”
9 January 2018
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