Department for Education and Skills (Wales)
The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) (Welsh: Yr Adran Addysg a Sgiliau) is a department of the Welsh Government.
It is responsible for education, training and children's services in Wales under powers devolved from the Department for Children, Schools and Families of the UK government under Schedule 5 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.
It is headed by the Minister for Education, currently Kirsty Williams.
|Name & Party||Picture||Entered office||Left office||Government||Notes|
|Rosemary Butler AM||12 May 1999||2000||Michael||Secretary for Education
Tom Middlehurst served as Secretary for Education and Training (Post-16) for the same period.
|Jane Davidson AM||16 October 2000 ||6 June 2007||1st Morgan||Minister for education and lifelong learning.|
|Carwyn Jones AM||6 June 2007 ||19 July 2007||3rd Morgan||Minister for Education, Culture and the Welsh Language.|
|Jane Hutt AM||19 July 2007 ||9 December 2009||4th Morgan||Minister for Education, Children, Lifelong Learning & Skills|
|Leighton Andrews AM||10 December 2009||25 June 2013||1st Jones||Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning (2009-2011)
Minister for Education and Skills (2011-2013) (including Welsh Language)
|Huw Lewis AM||26 June 2013||19 May 2016||2nd Jones||Minister for Education and Skills|
|Kirsty Williams MS||19 May 2016||Incumbent||3rd Jones
||Cabinet Secretary for Education. |
Titled changed to Minister for Education in December 2018
- Government of Wales Act 2006 Chapter 32 schedule 5 Archived 2008-11-23 at the Wayback Machine