In today's TES Ed Dorrell talks about how a period of calm in education ( and 'no' government' ) might well be better than bad government. Certainly social media reacted very strongly earlier this week to the backstabber Michael Gove's surprise Cabinet appointment to Environment. The feeling was that he had already messed up Education and Justice - and that a move to the environment, when Gove had tried to make sure that climate change was not on the curriculum in schools, was not seen as positive - lots of Twitter mentions of 'Minister in Charge of wheatfields', alluding to The PM's 'naughtiness', garnering retweets. But Justine Greening has on the whole been quiet, and since her reappointment as education secretary, has stayed so. Thank fully.
I am hoping that there will be no re-election in September , which might well be disastrous as the students will not be in their university constituencies at that time, but that October will be when it is called. In the meantime, perhaps we can have some time to rest, take stock assimilate and think forwards before the Autumn term arrives.
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