Nick Gibb gets expanded brief in DfE reshuffle

Nick Gibb has been given an expanded ministerial brief as the Minister of State for School Standards following a Department for Education (DfE) reshuffle.

The DfE has now formalised its ministerial team following the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister, who quickly axed then Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and replaced her with Justine Greening.

It was thought that Gibb could also be removed from the department, as he was a close ally of Morgan and backed Michael Gove in the leadership election, but Gibb confirmed in a tweet on 17 July that he had been re-appointed to the DfE.

The finalised ministerial appointments show that he now has an expanded brief from his previous role as Minister of State for Schools. As Minister of State for School Standards Gibb’s responsibilities will include the roll out of the new national funding formula, curriculum and assessment, as well as teacher recruitment and retention. Additionally, he will also steer forthcoming Education For All Bill.

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