Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, former Schools Minister (UK)

Nick Gibb is the MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and a former Schools Minister, serving for over 10 years (2010-12, 2014-21 and 2022-23). He is a qualified chartered accountant, having worked for KPMG in the 13 years prior to becoming an MP in 1997. 

As Schools Minister, Nick introduced the Phonics Screening Check and the Multiplication Tables Check and he reformed the Primary National Curriculum as well as introducing revised GCSEs and A levels. Nick also introduced the Mandarin Excellence Programme and the Model Music Curriculum. 

A recent Daily Telegraph article quoted Nick Gibb “as the most significant schools minister in England’s history”. During his period in office England rose to being fourth in the world for the reading ability of its 9-year-olds(PIRLS) and rose from 17th to 11th in maths for their 15-year-olds (PISA 2022). 

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