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.
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)
reducing teacher workload
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
behaviour and attendance, exclusions and alternative provision policy