Michael Gove

#158536 Michael Gove

Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children. .

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In this fallen world, I suspect we will never achieve perfection. But that won't stop me trying. .

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I'm a decentralizer. I believe in trusting professionals. .

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#158539 Michael Gove

One of the problems we have is children are not in school long enough in the day and during the year. .

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#158540 Michael Gove

Unfortunately, the real achievements of children on the ground became debased and devalued because Labor education secretaries sounded like Soviet commissars praising the tractor production figures when we know that those exams were not the rock-solid measures of achievement that children deserve. .

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As long as there are people in education making excuses for failure, cursing future generations with a culture of low expectations, denying children access to the best that has been thought and written, because Nemo and the Mister Men are more relevant, the battle needs to be joined. .

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The single most important thing in a child's performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing. .

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#158543 Michael Gove

Children in dysfunctional homes at risk of abuse are kept in danger for too long because politically correct rules mean we won't challenge unfit parents. .

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It's often the case that successful people invite criticism. .

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#158545 Michael Gove

You wouldn't tolerate an underperforming surgeon in an operating theatre, or a underperforming midwife at your child's birth. Why is it that we tolerate underperforming teachers in the classroom? .

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I think more and more respect has been accorded to teachers, and quite rightly so. .

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I'm clear that we do need to improve what's happening in our schools. .

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#158548 Michael Gove

Teachers themselves know if there's a colleague who can't keep control or keep the interest of their class, it affects the whole school. .

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#158549 Michael Gove

It's critical that children spend time before they arrive in school in a warm, attractive and inclusive environment, where they can learn through play, master social skills and prepare for formal schooling. .

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#158550 Michael Gove

One of the problems we've had is that the ICT curriculum in the past has been written for a subject that is changing all the time. I think that what we should have is computer science in the future - and how it fits in to the curriculum is something we need to be talking to scientists, to experts in coding and to young people about. .

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#158551 Michael Gove

A coalition with Tories and Liberal Democrats together is a golden opportunity to create the sort of planning reform that means not only can we have more environmentally sensitive planning, but we can have more homes and more schools. .

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#158552 Michael Gove

Children themselves know they are being cheated. Ultimately we owe it to our children. They are in school for 190 days a year. Every moment they spend learning is precious. If a year goes by and they are not being stretched and excited, that blights their life. .

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I think it's appropriate that we simplify, clarify and strengthen, so instead of this nebulousness, we have clarity and authority invested in teachers once more. .

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Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into - they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves. .

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#158555 Michael Gove

My sister and I know our lives could have been different - radically, unthinkably, irretrievably different - if we had not been adopted. We might have found ourselves in homes without love, stability or kindness. We might have found ourselves in care for much longer, without the secure attachment that being cradled in a mother's arms brings. .

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#158556 Michael Gove

You know you don't see hospital consultants going on strike, and I don't believe that teachers and head teachers should. It's within their rights, it's a civil right, but I think it is wrong in terms of the reputation of the profession. .

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#158557 Michael Gove

I was a union member in my youth as well and I went on strike, and I don't think it solved anything. It only made the situation worse for everyone involved. .

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#158558 Michael Gove

It is vital that teachers can be paid more without having to leave the classroom. This will be particularly important to schools in the most disadvantaged areas as it will empower them to attract and recruit the best teachers. .

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#158559 Michael Gove

There is a slam-dunk case for extending foreign language teaching to children aged five. Just as some people have taken a perverse pride in not understanding mathematics, so we have taken a perverse pride in the fact that we do not speak foreign languages, and we just need to speak louder in English. .

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#158560 Michael Gove

The big shift in approach on education that we are taking - which is different from what happened before - is that we trust teachers and we trust heads. .

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