Michael Gove was described by a headteachers’ leader yesterday as “radical and sincere” in his vision for education, but with prescriptions that were often “too hard to swallow”.
Mr Gove was certainly the most ideologically committed and zealous Education Secretary I have ever come across. (He is the 15th I have reported upon since starting to write about education.). He was also the most hated by teachers’ leaders.
In his four years in office, he has managed to transform vast swathes of the education system. Some of his earlier reforms have already …
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