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A spokeswoman for the Department for Education has dismissed criticisms by Dr Mary Bousted of Michael Gove's education policy, saying that they "couldn't be further from the truth".
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), will today argue that Michael Gove's "unjust, incessant and unfair criticism of teachers and lecturers" has ruined their pride in their professionalism.
Michael Gove is accused today of "shamefully neglecting" the nation's children and going ahead with reforms that will "damage" education.
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), will attack the education secretary over policy issues at the ATL's annual conference in Liverpool later today.
According to Dr Bousted, pupils are suffering while teachers' morale is at "rock bottom".
"Michael Gove should take heed. When the changes come so thick and fast, without time for consultation or even consideration; when the changes are so wrong-headed, so damaging to children's education, then the morale of the profession plummets," she said.