Former Oakwood pupil Justine Greening appointed Education Secretary

ROTHERHAM’S Justine Greening has become the country’s first Education Secretary with a comprehensive school background.

Ms Greening, who was a pupil at Oakwood Comprehensive School, was appointed as the new Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities by new Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday.

The MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in London, who replaces Nicky Morgan, said she was “looking forward to getting on with the job” and “delighted” to be appointed.

Mrs May appointed an almost entirely new-look cabinet, with Philip Hammond replacing George Osborne as Chancellor, Justice Secretary Michael Gove being replaced by Liz Truss and Boris Johnson being appointed Foreign Secretary.