It seems like only a few days ago we were asking this very question – LINK.
Just a few days ago Gibb told members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union: “I’m spending time talking to colleagues who have expressed a concern.
“But the whole academies programme is about having a profession-led system, so that the profession is in charge and not local authority officials. That’s the system we’re moving to. If you talk to headteachers who become heads of academies, they have flourished.”
His boss, Morgan-Gove, had already told the NASUWT conference in Birmingham last month that there would be “no pulling back” and “no reverse gear” on the government’s education reforms which he was more than happy to confirm.
Well, you’ve guessed it – it’s all utter bollox. Late today, hoping to miss the news, they revealed that plans to force all of England’s schools to become academies are being abandoned in a humiliating government climb-down.
I think we can all see that the Department of Education is run by a bunch of total muppets with Gibb as the prize winner of the out and out dickhead award.