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What do you think of Nick Gibb’s early years role?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    ‘Schools minister Nick Gibb will be taking on early education policy and childcare, the Department for Education announced today.

    It was also confirmed that Michelle Donelan will be taking on the role of children and families’ minister while Kemi Badenoch is on maternity leave.

    Mr Gibb, as minister of state for schools and standards, will be in charge of policy relating to childcare funding and support for the early years workforce, as well as the early years curriculum and education entitlements.’

    Do you think his new portfolio will be genuine chance to take a holistic view of education from birth to 18?

  2. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    As Mr Gibbs is still behaving like one who is still progressing through the early years and has a cruddy grasp of grammar, very little. (Claws retract.)
  3. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    As if no such chances ever existed before? The government has always owned all the policy, all the people and all the money, and one could argue has a duty to consider education and care in the round. The constant turnover of (low-grade) ministers adds to the lack of will of officials to work together. Shuffling portfolios around Whitehall doesn’t necessarily change anything.
  4. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    I preferred him when he was in the Bee Gees.
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  5. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Did he use Gibbs’ tooth whitening products!

    Weeell....I could tell by the way he ground his teeth...
  6. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Does he know anything meaningful about Early Years?
  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Nick Gibb is an ineffective jobsworthy a**hole.
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  8. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    If knowing something about your brief was a requirement, we wouldn't have any government ministers.
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  9. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Or Special ( in all senses) Advisors.
  10. powerpointdave

    powerpointdave New commenter

    I think it’s fair to say it’s not what you know...

    The things we have to put up with in order to get more men working in early years!
  11. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    We wouldn’t have DOSAC, or anything!

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