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Nick Gibb

Conservative - Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

Minister of State (Education)

(since July 2014)

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Significant Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
100,649
Petition Closed

No prosecution for parents that remove child from school during a pandemic.

Gov Responded - 6 Apr 2020 Debated on - 2 Nov 2020 View Nick Gibb's petition debate contributions
10 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Legislate to allow parents to have the option to remove their children from school if there is a pandemic e.g. Coronavirus or similar without negative action by schools or local authorities. They shouldn’t lose the child’s place in the school or face any kind of prosecution.

148,356
c. 758 added daily
152,249
(Estimated)

Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 30 Jul 2020 Debated on - 12 Oct 2020 View Nick Gibb's petition debate contributions
1 Dec 2020
closes in 4 days, 16 hours

A significant number of students will sit their final 2021 examinations. The outcome of which undoubtedly will be their passport, for many of their future life chances and successes. In order for this to be done fairly, it is imperative that the amount of content they are tested on is reduced.

148,883
Petition Closed

Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades

Gov Responded - 4 Sep 2020 Debated on - 12 Oct 2020 View Nick Gibb's petition debate contributions
27 Sep 2020
closed 2 months ago

We want the Education Secretary and the Government to step in and review the exam board’s decision on how GCSE and A-Level grades will be calculated and awarded due to the current coronavirus crisis. We want a better solution than just using our previous data to be the basis of our grade.

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Nick Gibb's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

118,050
Petition Closed

Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education

Gov Responded - 9 Jan 2019 Debated on - 25 Feb 2019 View Nick Gibb's petition debate contributions
18 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

We believe it is the parent’s fundamental right to teach their child RSE topics or to at least decide who teaches them and when and how they are taught. We want the right to opt our children out of RSE when it becomes mandatory in Sept 2020.

187,902
Petition Closed

School should start at 10am as teenagers are too tired

Gov Responded - 22 Mar 2019 Debated on - 11 Feb 2019 View Nick Gibb's petition debate contributions
4 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 7 months ago

Teenagers are so tired due to having to wake up very early to get to school. The Government should require secondary schools to start later, which will lead to increased productivity at school.

165,932
Petition Closed

Change the GCSE English Literature exam from closed book to open book.

Gov Responded - 6 Feb 2018 Debated on - 26 Mar 2018 View Nick Gibb's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

Last year, lots of students struggled with GCSE English Literature as it was a closed book exam. Because of this many failed. How can they expect us to remember quotes from 15 poems, plus how to analyse them, plus remembering the whole plot, themes, characters and quotes from another book.

35,203
Petition Closed

Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 5 Mar 2018 View Nick Gibb's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

Around 50,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language, so why is this not taught in schools? There are many children who are born deaf, and we need to give them a better chance at a more integrated future. This is why BSL needs to be taught in schools.


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