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.
It is headed by the Minister for Education and Skills.
|Name||Picture||Entered office||Left office||Political party||Government|
|Jane Hutt AM||19 July 2007||9 December 2009||Labour||Labour/Plaid Cymru Coalition|
|Leighton Andrews AM||10 December 2009||25 June 2013||Labour||Labour|
|Huw Lewis AM||26 June 2013||Incumbent||Labour||Labour|