The Times is reporting that Nicky Morgan has “astonished” members of the NASUWT by accepting an invitation to speak at its conference.
The paper reports that a Conservative education secretary has not spoken at the events since 1997 when Baroness Shephard of Northwold “faced hisses, boos and jeers” for opposing teacher strikes.
In recent years cardboard cutouts of first Michael Gove and then Nicky Morgan have appeared on the platform although Ed Balls, as Labour education secretary, did address the event in 2010.
NASUWT leader Chris Keates is reported as being “surprised” when the invitation was accepted.
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