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Lord Agnew Kt DL

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System,
Department for Education (DfE)

Lord Theodore Agnew was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System on 28 September 2017 and lead non-executive board member at the Ministry of Justice in July 2015. Lord Agnew previously served as a non-executive board member at the Department for Education, where he was chair of the department’s Academies Board from 2013 to 2015. Outside of the department, Lord Agnew founded Somerton Capital LLP in 2007 and co-founded the WNS Group (a US listed company) in 1990.

  • Assessing the future of funding and financial management across the academy landscape
  • Improving financial decision making to enhance value for money outcomes and maximise educational standards
  • Sharing findings on DfE’s pilot into business advice for school leaders and assessing how £1 billion of savings on non-staff spending can be made by 2019-2020
  • Evaluating key insights on reducing running costs in academies as outlined in the new Good Estate Management For Schools guidance from DfE
  • Analysing how attainment and learning outcomes can be supported through successful financial management