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The Education Secretary has refused to apologise over his damning criticism of East Durham's schools, in his first visit to the region since saying the schools there 'smelled of defeatism'.
Today, Michael Gove went to see a school in Stockton which the Government is investing in but, if teachers elsewhere thought he was about to ease off for a while, they were wrong.
You can watch the full report from Dan Ashby below.
The Education Secretary Michael Gove is on Teesside for the first time since he publicly accused schools in East Durham of not doing enough to raise aspirations among their pupils.
Watch the lunchtime report from Dan Ashby below.
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has joined staff at Ian Ramsey school in Stockton after it has been confirmed that the school will be rebuilt.