Ministerial role

Minister of State for School Standards

Responsibilities

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • recruiting and retaining teachers and school leaders (including initial teacher training, qualifications and professional development)
  • teaching school alliances
  • links with College of Teaching
  • national funding formula for schools and schools revenue funding
  • curriculum, assessment and qualifications (including links with Ofqual)
  • school accountability (including links with Ofsted)
  • Education for All Bill

Current role holder: Nick Gibb MP

Nick Gibb was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 15 July 2014. He was elected Conservative MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in 1997.

Education

Nick went to school in Maidstone, Leeds and Wakefield before going on to study law at Durham University. He was formerly a chartered accountant specialising in corporate taxation with KPMG.

Political career

He served as Shadow Minister for Schools from 2005 until 2010, and as Minister of State for Schools from May 2010 until September 2012.

Announcements

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  1. School revenue funding settlement for 2017 to 2018

    • Statement to Parliament
  2. Study reveals a quarter of schoolchildren hope to work in science

    • Press release
  3. The role freedom and autonomy has played in school improvement

    • Speech
  4. Thousands more primary pupils on track to be excellent readers

    • Press release
  5. Nick Gibb: the role of academy directors in school improvement

    • Speech
  6. Nick Gibb: the importance of education research

    • Speech
  7. Pupils across England start intensive lessons in Mandarin

    • Press release
  8. GCSE results day

    • Press release
  9. A level results day

    • Press release