Minister of State for School Standards and Minister for Equalities

The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

Biography

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.

Minister of State for School Standards

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • recruitment and retention of teachers and school leaders (including initial teacher training, qualifications and professional development)
  • supporting a high-quality teaching profession (including links to National College for Teaching and Leadership)
  • admissions and school transport
  • national funding formula for schools and school revenue funding
  • curriculum, assessment and qualifications (including links with Ofqual)
  • school accountability (including links with Ofsted)
  • personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and children and young people’s mental health
  • preventing bullying in schools

Minister for Equalities

The Minister for Equalities has overall responsibility for:

  • policy on sexual orientation and transgender equality
  • cross-government equality strategy and legislation

Before June 2017, this role was covered by the Minister for Women and Equalities.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Schools

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Minister of State for School Reform

    • 2014 to 2015
  3. Minister of State for Schools

    • 2010 to 2012

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  1. Pupils from across the country celebrate Mandarin success

    • News story
  2. Nick Gibb: reading is the key to unlocking human potential

    • Speech
  3. Pupils in England climb global rankings in reading and literacy

    • News story
  4. Nick Gibb: Importance of core knowledge sees return of textbooks

    • Speech
  5. Nick Gibb: school business professionals play a vital role

    • Speech
  6. Plans to further boost teacher recruitment and development

    • News story
  7. Nick Gibb: The power of greater freedom and autonomy for schools

    • Speech
  8. New support for flexible working in schools pledged at summit

    • News story
  9. Nick Gibb: The importance of knowledge-based education

    • Speech
  10. Hundreds of pupils on track towards fluency in Mandarin

    • News story