Another blow for Gove as one of his favoured projects comes a cropper. The head of Wellington Academy, sponsored by £30000 a year independent school, Wellington College, has been sacked. Don’t worry, not another financial scandal: this time it’s just that the results have taken a nose dive. So, lauded by Gove and sucked up to by Wilshaw, they’ve shown that the idea of independents sponsoring state schools is not the answer. Still, makes for a good headline.