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Justine Greening revealed as education secretary

MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, Justine Greening has been appointed education secretary by new Prime Minister Theresa May.
Former secretary of state for international development, Justine is allegedly the first education secretary to have attended a comprehensive secondary school; Oakwood Comprehensive School in Rotherham, which has a Good Ofsted rating.
Commenting on her appointment, Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, said that he welcomed the news and looks forward to working with her on the development of the early years policy.
“It is by now well-established that for the vast majority of children, education starts, not at the school gates, but in the early years,” Neil said.
“As such, we hope that Ms Greening will ensure that, under her leadership, government policy will continue to reflect this fact, and that she will look to work closely with the sector as she begins work on her broader education remit.”