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Nicky Morgan MP

Education Secretary

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  • = Key Development Monday 15th December
  • 08:08 Story (1 links): Morgan's 'Waterloo campaign snub'

    PoliticsHome Morgan's 'Waterloo campaign snub' Story View links

    The Education Secretary has said she had no time to meet organisers of an education campaign to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Mail reports.

    Nicky Morgan’s aides have told the paper that neither she nor any official from the ministry will meet the campaigners.

    David Huse of Waterloo 200 said it showed that “they’re genuinely not interested in this, one of the most significant events in our history”.

  • = Key Development Wednesday 10th December
  • 13:29 Nicky Morgan: Tories are committed to taking action on failing schools On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | The World at One, BBC Radio 4 Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said the Conservative party would do more to ensure that action could be taken to address poorly performing schools, following a warning from the head of Ofsted that the number of failing secondary schools has doubled in the pa... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 9th December
  • 08:16 Story (6 links): Morgan slammed by Gove ally

    PoliticsHome Morgan slammed by Gove ally Story View links

    Sir Anthony Seldon has criticised Nicky Morgan’s work as Education Secretary and predicted she will be replaced after the election.

    In an article for The Times, Sir Anthony praises Ms Morgan’s predecessor Michael Gove as the “outstanding post-war education secretary”.

    Ms Morgan will announce today that a new College of Teaching will allow teachers to set their own standards, and take a lead in proving skills and abilities across the profession, to put them on an equal footing with medicine and law.

    The Sun reports that the Coalition4Marriage pressure group believes Ms Morgan is in the “fight of her life” to hold on to her seat in the next election.

  • 07:45 Labour: Tristram Hunt comment on reports of Government plans for a College of Teaching Press Release

    07:45| Press Release

    A press release from Labour: Tristram Hunt MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on reports of Government plans for a College of Teaching, said: "David Cameron's schools policy has damaged our education system and harmed ... Continue to article

  • 07:00 Anthony Seldon: Build character and you close the class divide (£) News

    Opinion | The Times source icon

    The education secretary needs to be far more radical if she wants to help the have-nots Continue to article

  • 07:00 Nicky Morgan and David Laws: At long last, teachers are set to become high-status professionals News

    Opinion | The Guardian source icon

    An independent college of teaching backed by government will give teachers professional equality with doctors and lawyers Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 4th December
  • 08:43 Story (1 links): MPs urge Morgan to halt A-level reform

    PoliticsHome MPs urge Morgan to halt A-level reform Story View links

    The Education Secretary has been urged to revoke planned reforms to A-levels during a cross-party meeting, as no one in the sector is said to agree with them.

    Nicky Morgan has come under intense pressure to halt the reforms to exams, including by chairman of the Education Committee Graham Stuart, saying there was “little support out there”.

  • = Key Development Tuesday 2nd December
  • 12:55 Lobby:Number 10: Dementia Friends training for Cabinet ministers Lobby Briefings

    12:55 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    Cabinet ministers underwent training as 'Dementia Friends' at this morning's meeting, Downing Street has said. David Cameron this morning described the condition as “one of the greatest enemies of humanity”, and confirmed £15m of Governm... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 1st December
  • 14:54 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    14:54 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Wales Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business 12:30pm: Autumn Statement Presentation of Bill: United Kingdom Parliament (Sovereignty and Jurisdiction over... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 28th November
  • 08:00 Story (1 links): Morgan: I am no ideological warrior

    PoliticsHome Morgan: I am no ideological warrior Story View links

    Nicky Morgan has distanced herself from Michael Gove, her predecessor as education secretrary, saying she is not an “ideological warrior” and wants to "tone down the rhetoric".

    Speaking last night at Birmingham University, she insisted that she remained committed to Mr Gove’s reforms, but said she felt uncomfortable with his battle with the education establishment.

     

  • = Key Development Monday 24th November
  • 17:28 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    17:28 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Scotland Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Presentation of Bill: Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill Ten minute rule motion: Dogs (Registration) Bil... Continue to article

  • 17:01 In Brief Events

    17:01 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan makes an announcement on defibrillators in schools Energy Secretary Ed Davey makes an announcement on new qualifications for digital skills and speaks at the international energy summit in London (9:00am)... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 20th November
  • 13:32 Nicky Morgan: closing the skills gap and our plan for education Press Release

    13:32| Press Release

    A press release from the Department of Education: Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on closing the skills gap. Thank you so much Michael [McShane, Director of Edu... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 10th November
  • 23:08 Nicky Morgan: Teachers need to be reengaged after Gove On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Newsnight, BBC Two Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan dismissed claims that the previous education secretary Michael Gove had a fractious relationship with teachers. “All I can say is that everything I have read that Michael said about teachers was actually very positive. But a... Continue to article

  • 07:36 Nicky Morgan: My job is to make the case for Gove's school reforms On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Breakfast, BBC One Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said her focus as Education Secretary would be on making the case to teachers and the public for reforms implemented by her predecessor Michael Gove. “Michael was a hugely reforming Secretary of State for Education and my ta... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th November
  • 13:20 Nicky Morgan: UK is sending non-combat troops into Iraq On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | The World At One, BBC Radio 4 Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan confimed the UK was sending troops back to Iraq in a "training and advisory role". "It is in a training and advisory role, it is not combat troops. I think this is a big threat to the whole of the Middle East, it’s a big thr... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 4th November
  • 12:45 Nicky Morgan: We believe in a voluntary approach to companies on equal pay On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said it should be up to employers to decide how much to pay their employees, and that government can help to highlight inconsistencies in pay. “I actually think it’s up to employers but what government can do is to highlight... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 2nd November
  • 20:43 Steerpike blog: Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary – a modern tragicomedy News

    Blog | Coffee House source icon

    Another day, another cock up from Nicky Morgan. Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 31st October
  • 17:15 House of Lords Business Lords Business

    17:15 | Lords Business | PoliticsHome Lords Business

    LORDS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - When the National Crime Agency will be fully operational in Northern Ireland (Lord Empey, UUP) - What support they will provide to the United Nations Mission in the Cent... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 29th October
  • 10:03 Sir Michael Wilshaw: Govt has big issue with equipping schools for non-English speakers On air

    On Air | Sir Michael Wilshaw | Ofsted Chief Schools Inspector | LBC Radio Video Sir Michael Wilshaw

    Sir Michael Wilshaw said the Government needed to ensure that schools had enough resources to deal with the issues thrown up by a large number of children who do not have English as their native language. “Schools need the resources to d... Continue to article

  • 08:49 Nicky Morgan: I have changed my mind on same-sex marriage On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said she would vote in favour of same-sex marriage today, after opposing the legislation. “I think I probably would. But at the end of the day, as a Member of Parliament, I’m also here to represent my constituents and, as I’... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 27th October
  • 15:34 Hunt accuses Morgan of Tories being ‘soft on standards’ PoliticsHome News

    Hunt accuses Morgan of Tories being ‘soft on standards’ PoliticsHome News

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, has rejected accusations that the Conservatives have been “soft on standards” in schools. During Education Questions, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt labelled Ms Morgan's praise of the 97% of qu... Continue to article

  • 15:13 In Brief Events

    15:13 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband hosts the annual Scottish Labour gala dinner in Glasgow Business Secretary Vince Cable is expected to make an announcement on manufacturing Energy Secretary Ed Davey opens West of Duddon Sands offs... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 22nd October
  • 10:49 MPs criticise Govt over academy chain stance PoliticsHome News

    MPs criticise Govt over academy chain stance PoliticsHome News

    The Education Secretary has come in for renewed criticism from MPs for refusing to allow Ofsted to inspect academy chains. Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools, has called for the Government to hand Ofsted extra powers to... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 21st October
  • 13:34 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    13:34 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Wales Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Presentation of Bill: Electronic Cigarettes (Advertising And Legal Age Of Purchase) Bill (Geraint Davies, Lab Co-op, Swansea Wes... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 15th October
  • 10:30 Morgan defends Govt response to 'Trojan Horse' threat PoliticsHome News

    Morgan defends Govt response to 'Trojan Horse' threat PoliticsHome News

    The Education Secretary has defended the Government’s response to the so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ plot in Birmingham schools. Five schools in the city were put into special measures in the summer after inspectors found evidence of attempts... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 14th October
  • 12:53 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    12:53 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Scotland Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Ten minute rule motion: Mental Health Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (Sir Paul Beresford, Con, Mole Valley) Op... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 13th October
  • 15:59 In Brief Events

    15:59 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt launches a programme to improve patient safety through continued learning Education Secretary Nicky Morgan speaks at the Channel 4 Youth Summit (2:00pm) Culture Secretary Sajid Javid continues his visit to... Continue to article

  • 07:34 Conservatives: Rescue package for 500 failing schools to help 100,000 children Press Release

    07:34| Press Release

    Downing Street press release - New powers for local experts to intervene early in failing schools - - National Teaching Service will spread teaching expertise - The Conservative Party today announced plans for a new rescue package for... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 2nd October
  • 20:00 Laws Abiding The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine Laws Abiding

      Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield      Michael Gove is gone but not forgotten in the Department for Education. Its ground-floor reception area has an impressive gallery of photos of every single Secretary of State s... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 1st October
  • 22:40 Nicky Morgan: PM is not flunking on the economy, he's addressing it head on On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | BBC Newsnight Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan insisted that the Prime Minister was not “flunking” on the issue of the economy and was addressing it “head on”, unlike Labour. “The difference between our conference this week, and last week’s conference was that we set out... Continue to article

  • 17:40 Nicky Morgan: Other things to mention in PM's conference speech than climate change On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan defended a lack of focus on the environment in David Cameron's conference speech. "I think climate change is something you have to solve on an international basis. The Prime Minister has been clear about the commitment, abou... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 30th September
  • 19:45 Nicky Morgan: Ukip cannot deliver an EU referendum On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Channel 4 News Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said lowering immigration was one of the reasons the Tories backed an referendum on EU membership. "That's why we have committed to having an in-out referendum in the course of the next parliament. The Prime Minister made it... Continue to article

  • 15:30 Morgan approves 35 new free schools PoliticsHome News

    Morgan approves 35 new free schools PoliticsHome News

    Nicky Morgan has given the go-ahead to 35 new free schools. Speaking at the Conservative party conference, the Education Secretary vowed to continue the "schools revolution" begun by her predecessor Michael Gove, and said: "Today I am... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 10th September
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  • = Key Development Thursday 14th August
  • 08:20 News

  • = Key Development Thursday 31st July
  • 15:53 News

  • = Key Development Wednesday 30th July
  • 13:35 News

  • = Key Development Sunday 27th July
  • 07:39 News

  • = Key Development Saturday 19th July
  • 11:12 News

  • = Key Development Tuesday 15th July
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  • 08:54 News

  • = Key Development Tuesday 8th July
  • 13:02 News

  • = Key Development Tuesday 1st July
  • 13:25 News

  • = Key Development Friday 27th June
  • 14:28 News

  • = Key Development Thursday 26th June
  • 18:04 News

Stories involving Nicky Morgan

Morgan's 'Waterloo campaign snub'

The Education Secretary has said she had no time to meet organisers of an education campaign to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Mail reports.

Nicky Morgan’s aides have told the paper that neither she nor any official from the ministry will meet the campaigners.

David Huse of Waterloo 200 said it showed that “they’re genuinely not interested in this, one of the most significant events in our history”.


MPs urge Morgan to halt A-level reform

The Education Secretary has been urged to revoke planned reforms to A-levels during a cross-party meeting, as no one in the sector is said to agree with them.

Nicky Morgan has come under intense pressure to halt the reforms to exams, including by chairman of the Education Committee Graham Stuart, saying there was “little support out there”.


Morgan looks to distance herself from Gove

The new Education Secretary has distanced herself from the record of her predecessor Michael Gove.

Nicky Morgan appeared to play down the importance of Mr Gove's flagship free schools programme, and heaped praised on the outstanding teaching profession.

Ms Morgan added that she felt Labour and the Conservatives were more united on education policy than it appeared.


Morgan slammed by Gove ally

Sir Anthony Seldon has criticised Nicky Morgan’s work as Education Secretary and predicted she will be replaced after the election.

In an article for The Times, Sir Anthony praises Ms Morgan’s predecessor Michael Gove as the “outstanding post-war education secretary”.

Ms Morgan will announce today that a new College of Teaching will allow teachers to set their own standards, and take a lead in proving skills and abilities across the profession, to put them on an equal footing with medicine and law.

The Sun reports that the Coalition4Marriage pressure group believes Ms Morgan is in the “fight of her life” to hold on to her seat in the next election.


Morgan: I am no ideological warrior

Nicky Morgan has distanced herself from Michael Gove, her predecessor as education secretrary, saying she is not an “ideological warrior” and wants to "tone down the rhetoric".

Speaking last night at Birmingham University, she insisted that she remained committed to Mr Gove’s reforms, but said she felt uncomfortable with his battle with the education establishment.

 


'Further security needed' in mental health system

Greater measures are needed to improve the security of patients in the mental health system, Conservative MP Nicky Morgan will argue in an adjournment debate later today. Ms Morgan told PoliticsHome that if the Government does not realise the scale of the problem it is "unlikely to meet" the objectives of its February 2011 Mental Health Strategy.


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