Gove: 'I Know It's Tough'.

Hot on the heels of his recent visit to Portsmouth, Education Secretary Michael Gove has told tbg that he realises times are tough.

Speaking in response to teachers striking recently Mr Gove told tbg - "Teachers need to realise that times are tough for everyone. We have had a pay freeze and a reform of pensions."

"But at the same time we have given teachers a guarantee that the amount of money going into schools will be protected."

"People I have spoken to know we are spending more money for under privileged children."

"I am sympathetic with the tough times and I fully appreciate what an incredibly challenging job being a teacher is today."

"However, there's still a long way to go before we can feel that every child has a chance."