Department for Education and Skills (Wales)

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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.[1]

It is headed by the Minister for Education and Skills.


Name Picture Entered office Left office Political party Government
Jane Hutt AM Jane Hutt.jpg 19 July 2007 9 December 2009 Labour Labour/Plaid Cymru Coalition
Leighton Andrews AM Leighton Andrews.jpg 10 December 2009 25 June 2013 Labour Labour
Huw Lewis AM Huw Lewis.jpg 26 June 2013 Incumbent Labour Labour

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