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Gove sacking celebrations enter third day

CELEBRATIONS at the sacking of smug Michael Gove as education secretary steamed into their third day at England’s schools yesterday, writes Luke James. 

Grinning Gary Kaye was among thousands of teachers still unable to hide their delight at seeing off Mr Gove.

The Yorkshire teacher shared a photo of him with the National Union of Teachers (NUT) special newsletter declaring simply: “GONE.”

The NUT school rep said: “Michael Gove said that ‘the direction of travel is not set.’ In the NUT we met him on the road of the travel and now he’s in the ditch.”

But he reminded colleagues there’s a long campaign ahead to reverse Mr Gove’s policies that harmed “the educational chances of our poorest pupils.”

The collectors’ item NUT newsletter was shared over 100 times when it was posted hours after Prime Minister David Cameron ditched his Tory pal.

Channel 4 journalist Faisal Islam said there was “even more gloating than German football fans” from teachers.

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