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Dunce's cap for sports minister?

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 16:08 25 August 2010

WITH schools threatened with closure unless kids get top grades, you d hope the chap calling the shots could spell himself. Weeks after the Times diary reported that London Children s Tsar James Cleverly was communicating with chums in text talk , we fo

WITH schools threatened with closure unless kids get top grades, you'd hope the chap calling the shots could spell himself.

Weeks after the Times diary reported that London Children's Tsar James Cleverly was communicating with chums in 'text talk', we found the conspiracy goes right to the top.

It appears spelling is not exactly the forte of Schools Minister Jim Knight, despite his schooling at private school Eltham College, Mottingham.

On Mr Knight's blog there have been a number of basic grammatical errors, largely arising from an inability to put an 'i before e, except after c'.

The minister fluffed the spelling of 'received' and 'currently', despite running a regime where schools must close unless 30 per cent of kids get five A to C grades.

Whereas Mr Cleverly flagrantly abused his grammatical credentials by sending clumsy messages to his 1,000-odd online chums, it appears Mr Knight doesn't even know he's in error.

Other blunders include the incorrect spelling of 'similar' and 'recess'.

Times diary suspects that any self-respecting teenager would at least run a spell check before submitting their homework.

Mr Knight, fail.

Mr Cleverly, please take the time to articulate your fascinating movements thoroughly - and don't let us catch you smoking that wacky baccy again.

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