Michael Gove vows to break down education's 'Berlin Wall'

Education Secretary Michael Gove is vowing to break down the "Berlin Wall" between state and private schools in education. In a keynote speech today, Mr Gove said state schools were no longer 'bog standard'.

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Union: Schools do not need 'one-size-fits-all advice'

The head of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union has said that schools do not need more "one-size-fits-all advice".

Responding to guidelines for teachers on discipline, due to be released next week, Mary Bousted told BBC News:

While he [Education Secretary Michael Gove] says he wants to give school leaders and teachers the power to make the right decisions for their schools, he takes every opportunity to tell them what to do.

– Mary Bousted, general secretary, atl

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