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Gove faces headteachers' wrath

Michael Gove faced the wrath of headteachers over the state of the education system, just hours after they passed a landmark vote of no confidence in the Government's school reforms at the NAHT conference in Birmingham.

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Union: Michael Gove like a 'fanatical personal trainer'

Schools are losing their sense of humour under piles of data and spreadsheets as headteachers are forced to "wrestle with an octopus" of government initiatives and reforms, a union leader will warn today.

Michael Gove has been likened to a 'fanatical personal trainer'. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Heads are becoming tired of constant change to the education system, and believe it is being dismantled before their eyes, according to Bernadette Hunter, president of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).

In a strongly-worded attack, Ms Hunter will say she believes that Education Secretary Michael Gove is not a champion of education, and liken the minister to a "fanatical personal trainer" urging headteachers to go "faster, faster, higher and higher".

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