Michael Gove defiant in speech on educational reforms

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'Rescuing next generation ..driving moral purpose' of govt reforms, Michael Gove's defiant message to educ conf

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Gove insists won't be 'deflected' by opposition to his reforms. Academies and free schools 'more accountable' he claims.

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Educ Sec admits however some academy chains expanded too fast

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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.