“Hundreds of teachers, charities and parents gather for first ever Free Schools conference
”. So said a DfE press release on 28 January, the day before the conference date.
This was obviously going to be a huge event with representatives of US Charter Schools arriving and our Secretary of State for Education in attendance.
But where are the media reports about what actually happened? I expected pictures of Mr Gove bathed in light pointing to a new Jerusalem. But four days after the event and there’s nothing – not even on Mr Gove’s own website.
After all the hype, could it be that the conference was a bit of an anti-climax?