Gavin Williamson

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    Video caption: University places: Gavin Williamson says actual grades will be used

    Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the present system held bright but disadvantaged pupils back.

  2. Education Secretary 'shocked and saddened'

    The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has spoken in the House of Commons about the shooting of the 15-year-old boy in Kesgrave this morning.

    He said: "I think we're all shocked and saddened to learn about the incident in which a young person was seriously hurt on their way to school in Suffolk today.

    "Our thoughts are very much with the young person, their family and the whole school community at this very difficult time."

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    Video caption: Gavin Williamson on face mask advice for secondary schools

    The government "is not in a position where we're suggesting" secondary pupils and teachers should wear face coverings at schools in England, the education secretary says.

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    Video caption: Schools: Gavin Williamson on reports of offering to resign

    The education secretary is asked about reports that he offered his resignation to the prime minister over the handling of exam grades in England.

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    Video caption: Schools Minister Nick Gibb 'reassured' over algorithm concerns

    Education Minister tells the BBC he was warned about concerns with grading in July.