Ministerial role

Minister of State for Schools


The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • teachers and school leaders
  • curriculum, assessment and qualifications (including links with Ofqual)
  • school accountability (including links with Ofsted)
  • dealing with school underperformance and improving school-to-school support
  • school admissions, exclusions, behaviour and attendance and alternative provision

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon David Laws

    • 2012 to 2015
  3. The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

    • 2010 to 2012


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  1. Ambition for vast majority of students to study core academic GCSEs

    • News story
  2. Nick Gibb: why we must have debate in our schools

    • Speech
  3. Nick Gibb: building a renaissance in mathematics teaching

    • Speech
  4. South Asian method of teaching maths to be rolled out in schools

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

    • Speech
  6. Key stage 2 tests: oral statement

    • Statement to Parliament
  7. The importance of the curriculum

    • Speech
  8. Statement from DfE about key stage 1 tests

    • Press release
  9. Just one day off can hamper children's life chances

    • Press release
  10. Nick Gibb: Why good-quality music education matters

    • Speech