Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Charting the Downfall of the 'Famous Five' Superheads

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Charting the Downfall of the 'Famous Five' Superheads

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We examine how five school leaders lauded by former edu-sec Michael Gove have since fallen from grace

Sir Greg Martin

Gove stated that students at Sir Greg's school would 'enjoy an outstanding state education, which will equip them for the future every bit as effectively as any private school'

What happened next? Durand Academy Trust, where he is chair of governors, has received notice that its funding will be withdrawn from the government

Mr Gove held Durand and Sir Greg in such high esteem that he used the South London primary to give his first speech in response to the London riots in 2011.

Durand, Mr Gove said, was doing a "wonderful job for children", and he praised the "exciting plans" being drawn up by the trust to establish a boarding school.

That West Sussex secondary, which Mr Gove backed with £17 million in government funding, would, he said, ensure that young people in Lambeth could "enjoy an outstanding state education, which will equip them for the future every bit as effectively as any private school". …

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