Up the teachers! I’m just back from the NUT conference in Brighton, to which – strange but true – I was invited.
Why? A few weeks ago, Michael Gove – the UK’s Secretary of State for Education – showed up in my youngest son’s classroom. I was frankly incensed, as Gove is, in my view, the antithesis of education. I therefore did a thing that came most naturally to me: I made a filmlet, highlighting Gove’s systematic destruction of education. The filmlet is called “If Michael Gove had a Facebook video…”
As an aside, Brighton is fab. It’s worth moving to not just for being cosmopolitan and a hotbed of culture, but for its brilliant MP Caroline Lucas, who I had the pleasure of bumping into and congratulating for her fracking arrest victory.