Conservative MP Vicky Ford has been appointed as a junior minister in the Department for Education.
The former banker, who went to Marlborough College and the University of Cambridge, was elected MP for Chelmsford, in 2017.
On a section of her website titled "supporting schools", she welcomes the increase in teacher starting salaries to £30,000 and the extra boost for funding pensions costs, which, she says, “will make a welcome and significant difference for teachers”.
She also says: “I particularly welcome the £700 million extra support for pupils and students with special educational needs, which is an increase of 11 per cent, and the extra £400 million for 16-19-year-old education, a 7 per cent nominal uplift.”
Reshuffle: Lord Agnew leaves academies minister role
Today, it was also announced that Tory peer Baroness Elizabeth Berridge has been appointed parliamentary under-secretary of state in the Department for Education.
And sources also confirmed this morning that Lord Agnew has left his post of academies minister.
Michelle Donelan has also been promoted to minister of state in the DfE. She was previously parliamentary under-secretary and assisted Gavin Williamson with the FE brief.
Gillian Keegan has told Tes she has been appointed apprenticeship and skills minister.
Individual ministerial responsibilities are yet to be revealed