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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.

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

My Head Teacher is currently dancing around her office with a huge grin on her face. #Gove #GoveisGone

Debbie@dollydebz

My Head Teacher is currently dancing around her office with a huge grin on her face. #Gove #GoveisGone

9:39 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

mrs moat just ran out of the room squealing with excitement because she found out michael gove has been removed as education secretary

sophie@sophiehumphrey

mrs moat just ran out of the room squealing with excitement because she found out michael gove has been removed as education secretary

10:03 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Email from teacher friend: "my colleague has just run into my classroom to tell me the good news. Yey!!!!!!" #reshuffle #gove

John Hyde@JohnHyde1982

Email from teacher friend: "my colleague has just run into my classroom to tell me the good news. Yey!!!!!!" #reshuffle #gove

9:48 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Genuine joy in the staff room at the departure of Michael Gove. I may do a little dance.

Gemma Finnegan@uragod2me

Genuine joy in the staff room at the departure of Michael Gove. I may do a little dance.

10:40 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Suzanne Evans@SuzanneEvans1

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

9:42 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

Jim Thompson@JZThompson

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

9:43 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

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

9:48 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Hilary Scott@nosylocaljourno

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

10:03 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

Bob Hughes@wordbib

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

10:09 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Unity Lawrence@unityl

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

10:04 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Teachers weeping with joy at Gove's sacking. Hurrahhhhhh

scabbycat63@sarahpayne63

Teachers weeping with joy at Gove's sacking. Hurrahhhhhh

10:35 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

Nicole@D0rkvad3r

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

10:19 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

Rob Baker@RobBakerEthMus

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

10:03 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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!

Jo Purkess Beckett@beejow

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

10:43 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Lorna Sheridan@thelaugh78

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

10:29 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16.

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

Saeed Rashid@saeedrashid

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

9:56 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

Ronnie@68ron

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

10:14 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Some teachers made party plans for tonight.

GOVE OUT. When we having the party?

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

Andy Digitonal@digitonal

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

10:16 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20.

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

miketidd.com@tiddtalk

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

10:06 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Binty@BintyMustard

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

9:30 AM - 15 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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