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SHEPHARD SHAKES UP EDUCATION TEAM

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Education secretary Gillian Shephard is reorganising her team of ministers in order to tackle Labour in the general...
Education secretary Gillian Shephard is reorganising her team of ministers in order to tackle Labour in the general election build-up, reports The Guardian (p9).

Eric Forth will be given a more wide-ranging brief, taking responsibility for piloting an education bill through parliament. It will include measures allowing state schools to become more selective and crack down on discipline.

And Robin Squire is to be given the lead role in organising implementation of the nursery voucher scheme.
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