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Jeremy Miles MS

Responsibilities of the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language

Biography

Jeremy Miles was born and brought up in Pontarddulais. As a Welsh speaker, he was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley and New College, Oxford where he studied law. Straight after graduating, Jeremy taught law at Warsaw University in Poland. Later, he practised as a solicitor in London and then held senior legal and commercial posts in media sector businesses, including ITV and the US television network and film studio NBC Universal. After returning to live in Wales he set up his own consultancy working with international clients in the broadcast and digital sectors.

Jeremy was elected to the National Assembly for Wales for the Neath constituency in May 2016 as the Labour and Co-operative party candidate, following the retirement of Gwenda Thomas AM. On 16 November 2017 Jeremy was appointed Counsel General and on 13 December 2018 he was appointed Counsel General and Minister for Brexit. Jeremy was appointed Minister for Education and Welsh Language on 13 May 2021.

His interests include economic and community development, and education and skills. He also enjoys film, reading, cooking, hiking, cycling and following rugby locally.

Responsibilities

  • School governance, organisation and admissions
  • School standards, improvement and pupil attainment, including National Categorisation
  • Estyn work programme remit
  • Funding of schools
  • Curriculum and assessment up to and including A levels
  • Welsh medium and bilingual education
  • Foundation Phase
  • Additional learning needs, including needs of pupils with severe, complex and/or specific learning difficulties, disabled pupils, able and talented pupils
  • Support for people with Dyslexia
  • Safeguarding and inclusion in schools, including internet safety
  • Complaints against Local Education Authorities and school governing bodies
  • Delivery and management of 21st Century Schools and education programme
  • Qualifications Wales
  • Education workforce training and development, including initial teacher training and Post Compulsory Education and Training
  • Teachers’ Pay and Conditions
  • Further Education
  • FE student support: Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG FE)
  • Youth-work policy
  • Adult community learning
  • Credit and Qualifications Framework including vocation, key and essential skills qualifications
  • Prisoner Learning
  • Higher Education policy, strategy and funding
  • Tertiary Education, including post-16 curriculum reform
  • International learning and strategy, including the International Learning Exchange Programme and Global Wales
  • Medical Education (except for post graduate training)
  • The Welsh Language (including the Welsh Language Commissioner)

Writing to Jeremy Miles