Derby Academy Protest

Teachers at a Derby secondary school begin a two day strike over plans to turn it into an academy.

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Education Secretary defends school take-over

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has defended his decision to take over a secondary school in Derby because of concerns about standards.

Mr Gove was giving his first interview about Sinfin Community School since installing a special board to look at turning it into an academy.

Teachers at the school have gone on strike in protest - a move Mr Gove today described as "union antics".

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