Gove: Children must leave primary school 'fully literate'

Mr Gove is expected to lay out his promise to end illiteracy in a speech to the Policy Exchange think-tank today, the Times newspaper has said.

He will say: "Critically, we need to ensure that all children leave primary school fully literate and numerate.

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Parents face tougher treatment if children behave badly

Parents of unruly children in the classroom will face higher punishments for failing to ensure their children turn up to school "ready to learn," Michael Gove has warned.