10 Jun '14

News Gove wins Ofsted inspections dispute, but will he win battle for academies?

Crux of row following Ofsted's reports on 'Trojan horse' plot is long-term success of policy to allow academies and free schools autonomyWhen the two most powerful figures in English schools have a falling out, the consequences can be felt right down to the playground.Tensions between Sir Michael Wilshaw, the formidable Ofsted chief inspector, and the education secretary, Michael Gove, have risen to the surface again, as the united front shown by the pair during the investigation into Birmingham schools has dissolved into fundamental disputes over future policies and past decisions. Continue reading...

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