19 Jul '14

News Nicky Morgan sets out to build bridges with teachers

Michael Gove's successor as education secretary opens up consultation on curriculum reformThe new education secretary, Nicky Morgan, moved with extraordinary speed last week to build bridges with teachers. Just hours after Michael Gove was sacked, she rewrote a final ministerial statement from her predecessor to include a promise to listen to their views on schools reform.Her intervention was welcomed by the teaching unions, who said it signalled "a wholly different tone" after more than four years during which Gove angered many in the profession by largely ignoring their views, and dismissing the wider education establishment as "the blob". Continue reading...

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