Nick Gibb to take MPs' school accountability questions

Nick Gibb will face questions from MPs about curriculum and assessment, teacher recruitment and retention and school accountability next week.

The schools minister will appear in front of the parliamentary education committee on Tuesday May 22 at 10am.

According to a committee spokesperson, the meeting will likely focus on what the government is doing to “promote social justice and narrow the attainment gap”. The committee is also likely to raise the effect of changes to the curriculum on schools.

MPs may also use the session to quiz Gibb on the government’s approach to grammar schools after Damian Hinds, the education secretary, made an announcement encouraging existing selective schools to expand.