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Who will be the next education secretary?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Shedman, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter


    OK, we've all played this game before on these forums. Any suggestions? Or perhaps some names for who shouldn't have the job?

    I started teaching when Sir Keith Joseph was education secretary and of the 16 education secretaries since then there've been a few rum 'uns. The worst in my opinion wasn't Gove, although he came a close second , but John Patten who, reputedly, Maggie Thatchler appointed because she confused him with Chris Patten. Oh dear!
  2. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    Teresa May?!!
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  3. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I think she's probably learned her lesson!
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  4. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    All the alternatives seem equally horrendous.
  5. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    Shedman - it was tongue in cheek!
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  6. doteachershavesuperpowers

    doteachershavesuperpowers Occasional commenter

    Someone with little, or no teaching experience.
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  7. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    Michael Gove, surely! Children need role models to learn about trying again and learning from their mistakes ;)
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  8. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    And my reply was a gag - education, lesson?
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  9. christubbs

    christubbs New commenter

    Andrea Leadsom...or Esther McVey!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. history200

    history200 New commenter

    I'll do it for a fraction of the wage and despite only being 33, I've got way more experience than all of the Tory party put together. Teacher/ HoY and HoH/ Attendance Manager for a cluster of schools. If it's Gove or Morgan I'm leaving the country!
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  11. teachtronic

    teachtronic New commenter

    well whoever it is, you can bet your top dollar it will be someone with ZERO experience of life in a school and classroom, because they know better than teachers of course!
    stonerose likes this.
  12. BTBAM85

    BTBAM85 New commenter

    If it's wearing a blue tie it hates education so don't worry about who it is.
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  13. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Plus she is on long-term sabbatical.
  14. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I have not really been impressed with any education minister since I started in 1978!
    The position is too politicised and each occupant of that post has had its own axe to grind.
    Like the NHS school, the organisation needs a new rethink with emphasis placed on learning and a good career statement for those teaching...fat chance of either happening as even when it's a bad year the politician always claims it a good year!
    How about Ann Widdicombe.
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  15. simonCOAL

    simonCOAL Occasional commenter

    Sounds a bit over-qualified, if you ask me.
  16. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Well we had Estelle Morris, who, it was rumoured, was an experienced teacher (colleagues of hers may have disagreed), it didn't go well! Then we had Keith Joseph who had never been to school!

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