• Revealed: How Gove was forced to create UTCs

    As education secretary, Michael Gove was forced to create university technology colleges by George Osborne and David Cameron, a former senior minister has revealed. David Laws, a Liberal Democrat who served as schools minister in the coalition government from 2012 to 2015, told Schools Week that Gove “never liked” the policy, but had it “imposed”

    11.30 Feb. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • Access to the best secondary schools 'hasn't improved since 2010'

    Access to high-performing secondary schools has not improved since 2010, and has become more geographically unequal, according to a report by the Education Policy Institute. The think-tank compared the availability of places in “high-performing secondary schools” – those with good value-added scores over a four-year period. It found that around a fifth of local authority

    0.01 Dec. 21st, 2017 | News

  • Long read: The inside story of the Trojan Horse trial collapse

    One of Michael Gove’s first decisions as education secretary was to abolish the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) in 2010. He was “deeply sceptical” of the body, which was responsible for maintaining a register of teachers and investigating alleged cases of misconduct, claiming that it did “little to raise the teaching standards of professionalism”.

    5.00 Jun. 9th, 2017 | News

  • Michael Gove backs grammar plan - despite previous resistance to selective school expansion

    Michael Gove has today backtracked on his historical resistance to new selective schools by saying the prime minister’s plans to expand grammars is “right” and will “spread excellence”. Speaking to the BBC’s World at One, the former education secretary appeared to whole-heartedly back Theresa May and Justine Greening’s proposals to end the ban on new grammar

    17.26 Oct. 26th, 2016 | News