Why doesn’t Michael Gove talk about Special Schools?


On the DfE website a search of speeches delivered by the Secretary of State came up with 33 different occasions. It may not be an exhaustive or necessarily complete list and if I have missed some crucial event I’d be delighted to know.

The speeches started with one to the National College on June 16th 2010 and finished with one at the London Academy of Excellence on February 3rd this year.

The speeches themselves are cleverly constructed and quite entertaining. They are well informed, often quite reflective and peppered with references to a wide range of sources both formal and informal. Michael Gove is clearly well read, intelligent and articulate. He covers a wide range of issues relating to a variety of socio-economic groups, geographic locations and school structures. Which is why it is staggering that during the course of reading the 33 speeches the following was the only comment…

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