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Gavin Williamson: English Conservative politician
Gavin Alexander Williamson is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for Education since 2019 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Staffordshire since 2010. A member of the Conservative Party, Williamson previously served in Theresa May’s Cabinet as Secretary of State for Defence from 2017 to 2019 and Chief Whip from 2016 to 2017.

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Minister: Wearing of face masks in class not mandatory [Video]

Minister: Wearing of face masks in class not mandatory

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that the government was "not in a position" to enforce the wearing of face masks in secondary school classrooms but "strongly" advised the wearing of the..

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Williamson statement: Covid testing in schools [Video]

Williamson statement: Covid testing in schools

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson makes a statement to the Commons about the Covid-19 testing regime for returning school pupils. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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Gavin Williamson outlines 'fair and robust' teacher assessments for students [Video]

Gavin Williamson outlines 'fair and robust' teacher assessments for students

Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson sets out plans for pupils to be awarded grades based on teacher assessments, in place of the usual GCSE and A-level exams, after lockdown ends.Shadow..

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Johnson backs Williamson over plans for teachers to grade pupils [Video]

Johnson backs Williamson over plans for teachers to grade pupils

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the plans for teachers to grade pupils this summer were a “good comprise” as he backed Education Secretary Gavin Williamson following last year’s exams row.

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Williamson statement on exam results [Video]

Williamson statement on exam results

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson makes a statement to the Commons, confirming that this year’s students will receive grades determined by their teachers and that “no algorithm will be used for..

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Education Secretary announces return of schools in England on March 8 [Video]

Education Secretary announces return of schools in England on March 8

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the return of schools in England will go ahead as planned on March 8.

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Williamson on exams: ‘There’s going to be no algorithms’ [Video]

Williamson on exams: ‘There’s going to be no algorithms’

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says “there’s going to be no algorithms whatsoever” in Thursday’s announcement on how pupils in England will be graded in this year’s exams. Report by..

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Williamson on why teachers are not vaccine priority [Video]

Williamson on why teachers are not vaccine priority

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson responds to questions over the government’s decision not to vaccinate teachers as a priority group ahead of the return of school pupils to the classroom from 8..

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UK Schools to Reopen ‘As Fast As Possible’, says Johnson [Video]

UK Schools to Reopen ‘As Fast As Possible’, says Johnson

Pressure is growing on the UK government to reopen schools, as MPs called for a ‘route map’ amid concerns for children’s education. “There’s nothing I want to do more than reopen schools,..

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Williamson: We want to see all children back at school [Video]

Williamson: We want to see all children back at school

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says the government wants to see "all children back into school at the earliest moment". Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Sir Keir Starmer: Education secretary has failed [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer: Education secretary has failed

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says Gavin Williamson has failed in his role as Education Secretary. Sir Keir said it was good news that notice of two weeks would be given before schools reopened but..

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Gavin Williamson on this year's exams [Video]

Gavin Williamson on this year's exams

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says his department are consulting on whether a standardised test will be introduced this year to ensure pupils are tested fairly by teachers. Last year students..

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Education Secretary wants teachers to be prioritised for vaccines [Video]

Education Secretary wants teachers to be prioritised for vaccines

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson tells BBC Breakfast that he wants to seeall teachers and support staff given the coronavirus vaccine "at the earliestmoment".

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Gavin Williamson: Firms which supply poor food parcels to parents will be named and shamed [Video]

Gavin Williamson: Firms which supply poor food parcels to parents will be named and shamed

Companies which supply poor free school meal parcels will be named and shamed,the Education Secretary has said. Gavin Williamson told a committee of MPsthat he was “absolutely disgusted” after..

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Williamson 'disgusted' at picture of free school meal [Video]

Williamson 'disgusted' at picture of free school meal

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says he was "disgusted" at the picture of a free school meal provided to children by catering company Chartwells. He added the were clear standards that needed..

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Gavin Williamson confirms teacher assessments will replace exams in England [Video]

Gavin Williamson confirms teacher assessments will replace exams in England

GCSE, AS and A-level exams in England this summer will be replaced by schoolassessments, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed.

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GCSE and A-level exams to be replaced by teacher assessments [Video]

GCSE and A-level exams to be replaced by teacher assessments

GCSE, AS and A-level exams in England will be replaced by school-based assessments, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Mary Bousted: 'Gavin Williamson has been woeful' [Video]

Mary Bousted: 'Gavin Williamson has been woeful'

The joint general-secretary of the National Education Union says "Gavin Williamson has been woeful" in his handling of the pandemic. Speaking on Channel 4 News, Dr Mary Bousted said that the education..

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Teachers and parents frustrated by last minute closure [Video]

Teachers and parents frustrated by last minute closure

Teachers and parents have been frustrated by the last minute announcement that all primary schools in London will now remain closed for at least two weeks. It comes despite Gavin Williamson telling the..

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Gavin Williamson has 'lost trust' of parents and teachers [Video]

Gavin Williamson has 'lost trust' of parents and teachers

The National Education Union say that Gavin Williamson has lost the trust of teachers and parents as they call for clarity from the government over why some schools in Tier 4 are closed and not others...

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UK PM working for all schools to open in September

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working with Education Minister Gavin Williamson to ensure all schools can open in September and to provide support packages to help children catch up on lost..
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UK minister says no decision on reopening schools has been taken

British education minister Gavin Williamson said on Sunday that no decision had been taken on when to reopen schools, as the coronavirus lockdown enters a fourth week.
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UK needs to see EU shift in Brexit talks: minister

Britain needs to see the European Union compromise on Brexit and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is prepared to walk away from negotiations, education minister Gavin Williamson said on Friday amid hope..
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UK minister backs threat to deselect rebel Conservative lawmakers

British education minister Gavin Williamson said on Monday it would be right to deselect any lawmaker from the ruling Conservative Party who votes against the government on Brexit.
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