On 28 May 2010, we wrote a Blog post about the Secretary of State's reckless speed.
Since then, Mr Gove's dangerous driving has got worse.
This is an outrageous. According to the Government's Review of Public Bodies only three weeks ago on 14 October, the future of the SSSNB was “under consideration subject to further discussions with employer and union representatives”. What happened to the “consideration” and “discussions”?
Once again, the Secretary of State seems to be driving the departmental vehicle with careless disregard for others, making last minute, split-second decisions at whim swerving from lane to lane and cutting everyone else up.
It also seems that the department has given grant to the inexperienced New Schools Network without a tender because of the supposed need for, according to Minister Nick Gibb, "specialist skills and experience to be in place quickly“. Again, slow down and look in the mirror before pulling out!
Is this any way to run a department or a government? Politicians are generally driven by a desire to appear in the media doing something different to the last lot before the next election comes along but this is ridiculous show-off, look-at-me politics and to hell with the consequences.
The DfE, with Gove at the wheel, seems intent on demolishing national pay and conditions. Will national teachers' pay and conditions be the next victim of the run-away driver?