Fraser Nelson Fraser Nelson

Gove and Laws slap down Nick Clegg over free schools

The Department for Education has just released a statement about free schools, which can be translated as saying:

Oi Clegg! Free schools: clue’s in the name. They don’t have to listen to what you or any other politician thinks about the curriculum and they’re as free as private schools to take on staff who have not gone through the QTS teacher training programme.

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