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21 Teachers Who Couldn’t Quite Believe That Michael Gove Got Sacked

Gove is no longer education secretary. Teachers are pleased.

Olivia Harris / Reuters

1. Teachers in schools across the country are reportedly breaking out into spontaneous dancing upon hearing that Michael Gove has been sacked.

2. Those who could contain themselves moved quickly to spread the word to their colleagues.

3. The news spread from classroom to classroom like wildfire.

4. As the news spread, so did the dancing.

5. For some, it was the birthday present they had always wanted.

Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister, a teacher who's just had her best birthday present ever - Gove going from Education. #reshuffle

— SuzanneEvans1 (@Suzanne Evans)

6. For others, it was Christmas.

Just got to be the one to tell my retired teacher Dad that Gove has left education. That's Christmas sorted.

— JZThompson (@Jim Thompson)

7. Teachers are reportedly prone to suffering spontaneous outbreaks of shrieking and whooping when informed of the news.

Heard news about #Gove when a woman in queue behind me let out a piercing scream of delight. She's a teacher. Says it all. Good riddance

— Joe_Dromey (@Joe Dromey)

8. Some just about managed to suppress their whooping.

Certainly a pleasure to inform a room of primary school teachers that #Gove has gone. They just about stopped themselves from whooping

— nosylocaljourno (@Hilary Scott)

9. Others just let it all out.

Just heard Gove is gone, and genuinely most of this room of teachers and teaching staff just celebrated.

— wordbib (@Bob Hughes)

10. Some waved a fond farewell.

Bye bye Gove. Please take your free schools with you. I'm a proper teacher now so I can have real feelings about this. #GoodNews

— unityl (@Unity Lawrence)

11. In some staffrooms, teachers openly wept with joy at the news.

Teachers weeping with joy at Gove's sacking. Hurrahhhhhh

— sarahpayne63 (@scabbycat63)

12. Pupils around the country looked on and tweeted reports of the celebrations.

My English teacher just found out that Gove has been moved from minister of education and literally jumped for joy

— D0rkvad3r (@Nicole)

13. At some schools, Gove’s departure seemed to bring everyone closer together.

There's a definite buzz of excitement and optimism amongst staff at my school this morning, following the news of #Gove's departure.

— RobBakerEthMus (@Rob Baker)

14. The news gave some teachers a new lease of life.

What a great way to reenerggise a tired and jaded staffroom just before the end of term..... Gove is out!

— beejow (@Jo Purkess Beckett)

15. For many teachers it was the best news they’d had in a while.

Gove has gone! Best news I have had all year ha x

— thelaugh78 (@Lorna Sheridan)
16.

Amazing news Gove is out…. British education can get back to being great again

— saeedrashid (@Saeed Rashid)

17. In some schools there were high-fives all around.

Teachers here high-fiving each other in the corridor in between lesson 1 and 2 celebrating #Gove 's departure

— 68ron (@Ronnie)

18. Some teachers made party plans for tonight.

GOVE OUT. When we having the party?

— missradders (@Hannah)

19. Champagne sales are set to spike around the country.

Every single friend of mine in the teaching profession will be getting drunk on champagne tonight. #Gove

— digitonal (@Andy Digitonal)
20.

Gove has gone - summer is definitely here now! Champagne anyone?

— tiddtalk (@miketidd.com)
21.

Apologies now for all who aren't teachers....today's twitter is going to be taken over by celebrating teachers. *pops champagne cork* #Gove

— BintyMustard (@Binty)

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