• Ex-schools minister proposes DfE shake-up to stop schools and HE favouritism

    Education ministers’ portfolios need a major shake-up if the historic favouritism shown to schools and universities is to change, according to a former schools minister. David Laws, who served as schools minister under Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan between 2012 and 2015, believes the current approach is “corrosive of good policy”. In an exclusive interview

    17.00 Jun. 21st, 2018 | News

  • Revealed: Gove was forced to create UTCs

    As education secretary, Michael Gove was “forced” to create university technology colleges by George Osborne and David Cameron, a former senior minister has revealed. David Laws, a Liberal Democrat who served under Mr Gove as schools minister in the coalition government from 2012 to 2015, told FE Week that he “never liked” the policy, but

    11.30 Feb. 2nd, 2018 | News