Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg has written a letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove demanding urgent clarification over the temporary closure of a Muslim free school in derby.
Labour's shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg has said Michael Gove's decision to end primary school building has resulted in an expected shortage of primary school places.
"I've seen Michael Gove grand-standing today, suggesting somehow Labour can be blamed," he said.
"The root of this problem was the decision Michael Gove and David Cameron took in 2010, to end Labour's programme of primary school building," he added.
Labour have slammed the Government for 'squandering' the legacy of the Olympic Games.
The party claimed the Conservatives have no strategy for sport, have scrapped PE targets and have failed to capitalise on the spirit and enthusiasm of the volunteer games makers.
Stephen Twigg, the shadow education secretary, has launched an attack on Michael Gove amid reports that GCSEs could be replaced by ‘I-levels’.
"This is now the third time Michael Gove has tried to abolish GCSEs," said the Labour MP.
“He keeps failing because he hasn't got a thought through plan to improve exams.
“Changing letters to numbers and the name of the exams is hardly the key to higher standards.”
Stephen Twigg, the shadow education secretary, has dismissed the government's move to help parents with childcare costs because the support only kicks in after the 2015 elections.
Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg, who is chairing the party's Childcare Commission, said it is "critical" families are supported with rising childcare costs.
He said: "Labour would help families with the cost of childcare. This is critical to ensure that work pays and that parents - particularly women - are able to go back to work if they want. That isn't just morally right, it's good for the economy too."
Mr Twigg continued: "We want to explore cooperative models, whereby local parents have a far bigger say in running their local nursery and get a share of the profits. Childcare centres are run successfully along these lines in Sweden and in some parts of the UK already.
"We want to see this model expand. Cooperative childcare can reduce costs to parents, provide more flexibility for those who work and can reach communities which don't have enough nurseries."
New GCSE exam reforms could risk a return to a two-tier system, Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg responded today. Mr Twigg said:
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg has branded money free schools 'a waste of public' money.
Speaking on the Sky News Murnaghan programme, he said:
It is a "national scandal" that poorer pupils are lagging up to a year behind their richer classmates in their schooling, shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg is expected to warn later.
In a speech to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) annual conference in Manchester, Mr Twigg will say: "In other words, being a poor pupil in a poor classroom is the equivalent of being left a year behind. This is a national scandal.
"I know there are inequalities in our health system, but if poorer patients were left to linger on waiting lists for an extra year there would be a huge outcry."