Minister of State for School Standards

The Rt Hon 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.


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:

  • 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

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. Nick Gibb: England’s education reforms

    • Speech
  2. Nick Gibb: empowering teachers to deliver greater equity

    • Speech
  3. Nick Gibb: the importance of an evidence-informed profession

    • Speech
  4. Nick Gibb: the importance of high-quality arts education

    • Speech
  5. Nick Gibb: the evidence in favour of teacher-led instruction

    • Speech
  6. School revenue funding settlement for 2017 to 2018

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

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

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

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

    • Speech