source of the image, ANDY RAIN image caption The reshuffle saw Gavin Williamson removed from his post as education secretary
Gavin Williamson lost his post as England's education secretary in the reshuffle - his replacement is yet to be announced.
He tweeted that it has been a privilege to serve "despite the challenges of the global pandemic ".
The outgoing Education Secretary has been the subject of much criticism regarding its management of schools during the pandemic.
"We cannot pretend that we areWe are sorry that Gavin Williamson is gone "said Kevin Courtney, the teachers' union leader.
" He did not accept our suggestions on how to make schools safer during Covid - and thus kept they closed longer "said Mr Courtney, co-leader of the National Education Union.
" His CO2 monitors are only coming very soon. late this term, his laptops took months to reach the children who needed them, and he had to be dragged around kicking and screaming to provide for the starving children during school vacations, "he says. .
But Mr. Williamson's opening message underscored his efforts to improve the status of continuing education and skills.
"I am particularly proud of the transformational reforms I have carried out in post-16 education: in higher education institutions, our competence programtences, learnings and more "tweeted Mr. Williamson.
We still don't know what to ether, he will be given another job in part of the reshuffle.
Mr Williamson has faced a lot of criticism during the pandemic, with particular issues surrounding last summer's reviews, which saw protests and reversals on how grades were decided.
Geoff Barton, leader of the ASCL principals union, saidre that these "faults " were well known and that it would be "awkward to repeat them ".
'Culture war '
But he also recognizes that Mr Williamson has faced many challenges in his role due to the pandemic.
Jo Grady, leader of the UCU teachers' union, described his tenure as "disastrous " ".
" Rather than respond to the challenges of a global pandemic, he led the charge in a totally unnecessary cultural war against academic staff and students.
"A crop war that has been completely fabricated and has not led to any positive change in the industry, " said Dr Grady.
The Education Secretary of the Labor shadow Kate Green said: "Two years of exam chaos and abandoned, unsupported and demoralized staff. This is the legacy of Gavin Williamson.
"The Prime Minister allowed this to happen, keeping a secretary of education in post.we fail for months and refuse to fight for the future of children. "