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  • Michael Gove invites all schools to apply to become academies 02:31

    Michael Gove invites all schools to apply to become academies

    Date created: May 26, 2010

    http://www.education.gov.uk/academies Greater freedom and independence were promised to primary and secondary schools as Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, invited all schools to apply to become academies during a visit to Cuckoo Hall Primary School, Edmonton, London on 25 May 2010. Writing to schools today he announced that the Government will open up the Academies Programme to all schools including, for the first time, primary schools and special schools. He also pledged to make the process of becoming an academy quicker and less bureaucratic, removing local authority powers to block schools that want to become academies.

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  • Munro Review to look at children's social work and frontline child protection practice 02:05

    Munro Review to look at children's social work and frontline child protection practice

    Date created: June 10, 2010

    http://www.education.gov.uk/news/news/munroreview Children and Families Minister Tim Loughton visits the Liz Atkinson Children's Centre in Brixton, London, as Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove wrote to Professor Eileen Munro inviting her to conduct an independent review of children's social work and frontline child protection practice. The review which will look at how to remove the barriers and bureaucracy which prevent social workers spending valuable time with vulnerable children.

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  • Michael Gove announces free school application process 01:51

    Michael Gove announces free school application process

    Date created: June 21, 2010

    http://www.education.gov.uk/freeschools Education Secretary Michael Gove has unveiled the next step in the Government's school reform programme. He outlined the process for allowing teachers, charities and parents to set up new schools - Free Schools - in response to parental demand. Free Schools are independent state schools run by teachers not bureaucrats or politicians and accountable to parents.

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  • Michael Gove announces an overhaul to England's school building programme 04:22

    Michael Gove announces an overhaul to England's school building programme

    Date created: July 5, 2010

    Education Secretary Michael Gove sets out a complete overhaul of capital investment in England's schools. Mr Gove said he was making tough, immediate decisions to help get the best value for money.

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  • Sarah Teather discusses the review of the Early Years Foundation Stage 02:30

    Sarah Teather discusses the review of the Early Years Foundation Stage

    Date created: July 6, 2010

    Children's Minister Sarah Teather discusses the impending review of the Early Years Foundation Stage to be carried out by Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive of Action for Children.

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