From the daily archives:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Michael Gove: The Hypocritical Pedant

July 2, 2013

It has emerged today that in a recent memo to Department of Education ministers and civil servants, Michael Gove has set out precisely how he wants departmental correspondence to be drafted. It is a lesson in industrial strength pedantry. His memo begins: ‘Letters should be concise, precise and polite…Do not accept general formulaic replies to […]

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Michael Gove: Price tag schools – It’s all about the money, money, money

July 2, 2013

I never thought it would come to this. I am going to quote from a Jessie J song to highlight what I think about Michael Gove. Seems like everybody’s got a price, I wonder how they sleep at night. When the sale comes first, And the truth comes second, just stop for a minute and […]

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Michael Gove: The Summer Holiday Snatcher

July 2, 2013

Michael Gove has announced that all schools are to get the power to set their own term dates. The change is included in the government’s deregulation bill, which removes the role of local authorities in fixing the dates of state school terms and leaves the decision to head teachers and school boards. The change is […]

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