Minister's allure

22nd September 2006 at 01:00
The Tories have been slow to spot ministers' convenient decision to release bad KS2 results on the same day as good GCSEs. The Diary wonders if they were finally driven to it by irritation at the Education Secretary's adulatory press coverage, especially the swooning tone of female journalists. Latest to succumb is Rachel Cooke of the Observer. "I try hard to keep my distance," she wrote on Sunday, "but he is so nice, funny and, on the surface of it, straightforward. Also, he is extremely attractive. It is almost impossible not to flirt."

Tory education spokesman, "Two Brains" David Willetts, must long to evoke such a response.

Email us diary@tes.co.uk

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now