Education Secretary

Person Who Was Once A School Child Becomes Education Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A person who went to school has been put in charge of the country's education policies. The person - who worked as a lawyer before becoming an MP j...

Nicky Morgan Appointed Education Secretary

James Coe | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Coe

For many the appointment of Morgan will be met with a great sigh of relief. Many education professionals have described their relationship with Michael Gove as the worst of any Education Secretary. If Morgan is to be successful in her role she will have to establish an agenda that is far more progressive than Gove had put forward.

Mehdi Hasan

'Neil Kinnock Had Far More Qualities Than Ed Miliband As A Leader'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

Charles Clarke is running late for our interview. "I'll be there in three minutes," reads his text to me. Eight years after being sacked from ...

Mehdi Hasan

When Did Michael Gove Become The Government's Expert On Muslims Or Extremism?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Politics

"Michael Gove believes there has been a plot by extremist Muslims to take over schools in Birmingham and is preparing to drive them out," reports the ...

Wrong To Take Children Out Of School For Cheap Holidays, Says Gove

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

It is "wrong" for parents to take children out of school during term time to take advantage of cheaper holidays, education secretary Michael Gove has ...

Teachers Cannot Be Expected to Perform to Their Best Under Continual Attack and Criticism

Christine Blower | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Christine Blower

Teachers work some of the longest hours of any profession with many working 50-60 hours a week. Our work is essential, our pay is not high, our pensions not gold-plated and we cannot be expected to work more hours than we already do. There comes a point when it is impossible to ignore what is happening.

Education: Career Politicians Fail the Test Again

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

For how long will we say that our educational system is our country's greatest failing? It won't surprise you when I say for as long as our inadequate career politicians are in charge

Michael Gove To Bring Back Two-Year A-Levels

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove is to bring back traditional two-year A-levels with end-of-course exams in a major overhaul of the system. AS-leve...

Michael Gove To Argues Exams Give Children 'A Sense Of Satisfaction'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Exams motivate children, giving them a sense of satisfaction and happiness, Michael Gove is to say. The Education Secretary is to argue for rigorou...

Bring In Military Teachers To Boost Education, Labour Say

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Would Maths be better if it was taught by a sergeant major? According to Labour, it would both be more memorable and help develop a better work et...

Time for Action Not Reports On School Dinners, Insists Oliver

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Jamie Oliver has hit out at a fresh review into school dinners, warning it is time for action and not more "costly reports". The TV chef said he fe...

'No Two-Tier System' Insists Gove Over O-Level Proposals

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has appeared to soften his position on radical reforms that would see the return of O-levels and CSEs after an outcry over the proposals....

Gove Defends Plan For Bible For Every State School

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove has defended his plan to send copies of the King James Bible to schools across England. Gove said the scheme was f...

Gove Warns Tories Over English 'Separatism'

PA | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has warned fellow Conservatives that they may be driving Scotland towards independence by demanding additional rights for England. The...

Michael Gove Defends Office In Private Emails Row

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove has insisted his officials had acted with the "highest standards of propriety" following claims government business w...

WATCH: Down He Goves!

Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

As Michael Gove briskly trots along the pavement, clutching official-looking documents he fails to notice a rather slippery spot on the pavement. T...

Lucy Sherriff

'High Priority' Trainee Teachers To Receive £20,000 Incentive, But Others Left Out Of Pocket

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A selected group of trainee teachers will be eligible for bursaries of up to £20,000 under a new scheme unveiled by education secretary Michael Gove....

Scottish Minister 'Sure' Most Universities Won't Charge Top Fees

PA | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Education Secretary Mike Russell is "pretty sure" less than half of Scotland's universities will opt to charge the maximum fee of...