Nicky Morgan backs Gove’s education policies, will be “nice” to teachers
WORLD / U.K. – New Education Secretary said she will be “nice” to teachers, effectively ending the strained relations between the education department and institutions.
Previously regarded by the former Education Secretary Michael Gove and his allies as the “blob”, education providers will now closely work with the Education Department “because working with teachers and heads and governors and everyone else in the system is critical in getting the best outcome for our children. Education can be life-transforming,” says Morgan, who was privately educated.
This doesn’t mean the new Education Secretary will back-pedal and rescind all policies effect during Gove’s tenure.
‘There will certainly be no soft-pedalling on reforms… I think Michael has been a fantastic education secretary and the reforms he has put in place, particularly freeing schools from Whitehall interference, have been phenomenally successful,’ states Morgan, who has a six-year-old son currently studying in a state school.
Morgan is one of only two mothers in David Cameron’s cabinet (the other is Environment Secretary Liz Truss).