England: Justine Greening new Sec of State for Education and Nick Gibb stays as Minister for Schools

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England: Justine Greening new Sec of State for Education and Nick Gibb stays as Minister for Schools

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:57 pm

Nick Gibb, Minister of State for schools in England, has been one of the most significant figures in the promotion of Systematic Synthetic Phonics and in the introduction of the statutory Year One Phonics Screening Check.

It could be a disaster for phonics if Nick had been sacked along with former Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, in the upheaval to the Conservative party since the referendum re the European Union ('Brexit'), and subsequent resignation of former Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Theresa May is now the Prime Minister of the UK and she immediately made dramatic changes to the cabinet.


https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/br ... s-role-dfe

Mr Gibb stays on in DfE despite boss being sacked

Nick Gibb - the man thought to be the driving force behind the government roll out of the phonics screening test and tougher exams - has been spared his job at the Department for Education during new prime minister Theresa May’s drastic Cabinet reshuffle.

Mr Gibb, who is serving his second tenure as a junior minister in the Department for Education, has often been regarded as the former education secretary Michael Gove’s right hand man.

But despite his boss Nicky Morgan being sacked and his closeness to Mr Gove, the MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton has kept his role.

The minister's new responsibilities will include: teachers and school leaders; curriculum, assessment and qualifications; school accountability (including links with Ofsted); dealing with school underperformance and improving school-to-school support; school admissions, exclusions, attendance, behaviour and alternative provision.
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Re: England: Justine Greening new Sec of State for Education and Nick Gibb stays as Minister for Schools

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:52 am

Justine Greening's first article in her new role as Secretary of State for Education:

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/br ... hout-state

Education secretary Justine Greening: ‘I wouldn’t be in this job without state education’
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Re: England: Justine Greening new Sec of State for Education and Nick Gibb stays as Minister for Schools

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:20 pm

Here is some information about the revised roles and responsibilities of Ministers in the Department for Education:

http://schoolsweek.co.uk/gibb-becomes-s ... ign=buffer

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