'Rescuing next generation ..driving moral purpose' of govt reforms, Michael Gove's defiant message to educ conf
Gove insists won't be 'deflected' by opposition to his reforms. Academies and free schools 'more accountable' he claims.
Educ Sec admits however some academy chains expanded too fast
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