Teachers' no confidence vote

Headteachers have declared they have no confidence in the Government's education policies at the NAHT union conference in Birmingham.


Union: Michael Gove like a 'fanatical personal trainer'

Schools are losing their sense of humour under piles of data and spreadsheets as headteachers are forced to "wrestle with an octopus" of government initiatives and reforms, a union leader will warn today.

Michael Gove has been likened to a 'fanatical personal trainer'. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Heads are becoming tired of constant change to the education system, and believe it is being dismantled before their eyes, according to Bernadette Hunter, president of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).

In a strongly-worded attack, Ms Hunter will say she believes that Education Secretary Michael Gove is not a champion of education, and liken the minister to a "fanatical personal trainer" urging headteachers to go "faster, faster, higher and higher".


Gove wants to bring education 'back to the 1950s'

Kenny Frederick, a headteacher and member of the NAHT executive, has accused the Education Secretary Michael Gove of wanting to "bring us back to 1950s".

Speaking on the BBC's Radio 5 Live, she said that Mr Gove has not listened to teachers and that his plan was destined to "fall flat on its face".

Mr Gove is expected to receive an angry reception when he speaks at the NAHT conference in Birmingham this afternoon.