Michael Gove


post 15 April 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Birmingham: DCLG tried to stop Clarke appointment

The DCLG objected to Michael Gove's plan to pull in a former head of police counter terrorism operations to oversee an investigation into schools in Birmingham.

article 15 April 2014 UK
Michael Gove (picture: Getty)
Gove criticised over 'Islamist plot' schools investigator

Senior police figures criticise Michael Gove's "desperately unfortunate" decision to appoint a former anti-terror chief to investigate an alleged Islamist plot to take over 25 schools in Birmingham.

article 10 April 2014 UK
by Challenging the flaws of physics: howlers in GCSE syllabus

"Sir Isaac Newton would be turning in his grave": physicists are appalled at the gravity of equation errors in the government's new GCSE combined science syllabus.

article 26 March 2014 UK
Teachers on strike over pay, pensions and workload

Thousands of schools across England and Wales face disruption and closures as teachers stage a national walkout in an ongoing row over pay and conditions.

article 03 March 2014 UK
Did your child get a place at the school of your choice?

With more than 500,000 children learning which secondary school they are going to in September, Channel 4 News asks: did you get a place at your first choice school?

article 25 February 2014 Culture
Academy chain E-Act loses control of 10 schools

One of England's biggest academy chains is giving up control of 10 schools amid concern over its standards, as campaigners say it is more evidence of why academies should be Ofsted inspected.

article 07 February 2014
Al-Madinah free school
Darshna Soni by Al-Madinah free school to stop secondary teaching

The troubled Al-Madinah free school is to stop teaching secondary pupils from this summer. The government stepped in after an Ofsted report warned that the school was in chaos.

post 03 February 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Michael Gove, Sally Morgan, nerds, and longer hours

Once a Blair-loving Tory and Lib Dem fan, Michael Gove is now a zealot for traditional teaching. Is he "doing the right thing" or trying to impose on everyone an education that worked for him?

article 02 February 2014 UK
Gove heads for clash with Lib Dems over Ofsted job

Education Secretary Michael Gove faces a fresh coalition clash with the Liberal Democrats after refusing to rule out appointing a Conservative party donor to head the schools inspectorate, Ofsted.