Michael Gove – 2014 Comments on Teacher Training

The comments made by Michael Gove, the then Secretary of State for Education, on 1 May 2014.

There has never been a better time to be a teacher. There are more teachers in England’s classrooms than ever before, with a rise of 9,000 in the last year, and there is no doubt that the current generation of young teachers is the best ever.

While we have already taken steps to improve teacher training, including through the popular School Direct route, it is right that we look at how we can ensure all courses are providing the best possible training.

I am very pleased to appoint Andrew Carter to lead this important review. He has a wealth of experience in this area and I look forward to receiving his report.