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Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary (Photo: PA)

English and Welsh bishops agree to ‘resist any pressure’ to establish such schools

A shopper browses Charles Moore's biography of Margaret Thatcher (PA)

If you believe that there is such a thing as truth, then you have to tell those who disagree with you, voters or not, that they are just wrong

Michael Gove addresses the House of Commons PA Photos

Catholic Education Service says the announcement yesterday fails to elevate RE as a core subject

Michael Gove                Photo: PA

An official has said that any decision about sacking teachers who refuse to teach about same-sex marriage, ultimately rests with Strasbourg and not the Government

Opinion poll

The Government has handled this issue extraordinarily badly

Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

Education secretary praises role of Catholic Church in education

Mother Angelica is taking on Obama over the contraceptive mandate (CNS photo)
Michael Gove has dismissed a complaint from Brendan Barber, head of the TUC (PA photo)

Head of Trade Union Congress condemns booklet as homophobic and criticises Education Secretary for ‘lack of concern’

Toby Young, left, and headmaster Thomas Packer at the West London Free School in Hammersmith

Newman would have loved our new free school

The cardinal would have understood the need to reform our education system