Michael Gove's drive to improve standards

The Education Secretary Michael Gove spoke exclusively to our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford about academies. The Government's academy programme initially targeted successful schools - but now those failing to meet government targets are often becoming academies too.

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Number of academies rises

Latest figures released today show a sharp rise in the number of poorly performing schools in the South being turned into academies. Our correspondent Christine Alsford has an exclusive interview with the education secretary Michael Gove.