Blog Posts - Michael Gove



Lets focus on what the nation needs

The dispiriting interview on last nights Newsnight with Michael Gove and the earlier ‘debates’ between Chris Leslie (Labour) and Matthew Hancock (Conservative) which took separately on both BBC and Channel 4 have provided the evidence th...
by IanChisnall on Jan 6, 2015

A measurable character

Over many years I have participated in a number of discussions, presentations and even workshops on the theme of character. It is clear that in selecting people for roles and vacancies, that character is one of those hard to measure … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Dec 7, 2014

A measurable character

Over many years I have participated in a number of discussions, presentations and even workshops on the theme of character. It is clear that in selecting people for roles and vacancies, that character is one of those hard to measure … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Dec 7, 2014

Another reason why a politicised Ofsted is not fit for purpose: the Green's alternative

The Guardian has revealed that so-called 'super head' Rachel de Souza of the Inspiration Trust, who has Michael Gove as a groupy, received advance notice of Ofsted inspections LINKThis is just one more example of the politicisation of Ofsted and its...
by wembleymatters on Oct 19, 2014

A real page turner?

Nicholas William Peter Clegg had an excellent education, studying at Caldicott School and Westminster School followed by Cambridge University and numerous other educational institutions. He now works in a position where he is surrounded by a phalan...
by IanChisnall on Aug 1, 2014

A time for honour, not pragmatism

According to certain commentators Michael Gove has pulled off a good compromise over the behaviour and publicity associated with the MP for Bury St Edmunds, David Ruffley who has now announced via his website that he will now no stand … Continu...
by IanChisnall on Jul 29, 2014

R.I.P COPLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL 1952- 2014

Professionals and Mercenaries  Guest blog by ‘All in this together’.Richard Marshall, the interim Copland Head hired by the Gove/ Pavey/IEB coalition to do their dirty work for them, this week  gave a new meaning to the much-abused word...
by wembleymatters on Jul 24, 2014

Plus ça change...

It's been far too long since my last post. So long, in fact, that my line manager at work has told me that one of my performance management targets for this coming academic year is to start blogging again! So, here we go. I thought I'd give you a rou...
by Normal for Norfolk? on Jul 22, 2014

Gove has gone but we must widen the battle to take on the GERM

There was delight in Brent schools yesterday when the news of Michael Gove's demotion filtered through to staffrooms and classrooms.It soon became clear that his replacement might well be 'more of the same' but there is no doubt of the personal antip...
by wembleymatters on Jul 16, 2014

COPLAND IS GETTING GOVE’S ‘REVERSE -TROJAN -HORSE’ TREATMENT

Guest blog by Will Shaw Whatever the rights and wrongs of the case, the bizarre events surrounding the Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse’ schools should have finally made clear that Ofsted exists to give the government the inspection reports it requires t...
by wembleymatters on Jun 11, 2014

Birmingham affair reinforces need for accountability through LAs

Today's  report on Birmingham schools has revealed many contradictions but the one that strikes me most is that some of the most serious allegations are about an academy school which of course is allowed to ignore the national curriculum and ex...
by wembleymatters on Jun 9, 2014

The Whitehall Brawl: May Vs. Gove

Boxing fans are tonight getting ready for one of the biggest showdowns in Coalition history; Theresa "One Punch" May against Michael "Badboy" Gove in what promises to be the fight of the century.Tension began brewing between the two camps after Gove...
by The Daily Farce on Jun 9, 2014

The damage continues

Yesterday I wrote about the damaging actions of two Cabinet Ministers and Special Advisers to communities 120 miles away from their offices. I did not expect that this would be compounded by the man who is supposed to be in charge … Continue r...
by IanChisnall on Jun 9, 2014

Play the ball, not the players

The battle between Michael Gove and Theresa May is providing a great deal of interest for people who watch the Westminster village in the same way as some of us watch Weatherfield or Albert Square for the latest goings on. However … Continue r...
by IanChisnall on Jun 8, 2014

Resources and Free Schools

The Liberal Democrats are waking up to the damaging effects of Michael Gove's free school policy.  A pity that such concerns did not occur to them before they voted for it.  Then the damage might have been prevented, rather than just result...
by James Powney's Blog on May 12, 2014

Michaela Free School asbestos fears demand answers from Birbalsingh and Gove

The scene at Arena House earlier todayBrent Teachers' Panel has written to Katharine Birbalsingh, headteacher designate of Michaela Academy Free School and Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, seeking information on the asbestos removal pr...
by wembleymatters on May 2, 2014

Katharine Birbalsingh menaces parents as well as pupils

I have already reported on Katharine Birbalsingh's letter to parents and the infamous black and white shoe lace sermon LINK which made some of them refuse the offer of a place at Michaela Free School.She is at it again this week in a interview with t...
by wembleymatters on Mar 31, 2014

£90,000 per pupil free school must be stopped

There has rightly been a furore over Michael Gove's decision to spend £45m on a 500 pupil Harris 6th Form College in Westminster LINKThis equates to set up costs of £90,000 per pupil and is six times the cost of other schools of a similar size. The...
by wembleymatters on Mar 29, 2014

Hundreds support Michael Rosen for Education Secretary - but he declines...

 This picture I took on the 11,000 strong London NUT Strike March on Wednesday has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook with many approving comments.  Michael Rosen himself  declined to take up the role: michael rosen for pri...
by wembleymatters on Mar 28, 2014

Video: NUT Standing Up For Education March 26th

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by wembleymatters on Mar 27, 2014


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