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An open letter to Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, urging him to act. His legacy lies not so much in his ability to fund schools, but in convincing his government to address the spiraling cost-of-living crisis. He must act now.

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Following the publication of the recent Public Accounts Committee findings, Amanda Spielman finds she suddenly has an awful lot to do. And it might just sting.

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When you visit the DfE offices in London you are greeted by a wall of portraits of every Secretary of State for Education since 1945. There are a lot of framed pictures. Since the Second World War there have been 34 different incumbents, equivalent to an average tenure for each new Education Secretary of just under 2 years.