– Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg
We have the best generation of teachers ever. But it can be even better. We will establish a New Deal for Teachers. New rewards and new entitlements to training and with the responsibility to improve year on year.
The key to One Nation Education is not the type of school but what happens in the classroom. Our education system is only as good as its staff.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has condemned the delegate who heckled a schoolgirl who explained to the party's conference how her academy school encouraged the arts. The person shouted: "A lot of comprehensives do the same."