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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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What does Michael Gove mean by 'strong discipline'?

Education Secretary Michael Gove is due to release new guidelines next week on what forms of discipline are appropriate for teachers to use, the Mail on Sunday reports.

As well as writing out lines hundreds of times, the reportedly measures include "community service" style sanctions:

  • Writing lines
  • Reporting early to school
  • Losing privileges such as participating in non-uniform days
  • Picking up litter in playgrounds
  • Weeding
  • Tidying classrooms
  • Cleaning up graffiti

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