Falling out with the Home Secretary was not exactly what you would call a good start to this new parliamentary session for Michael Gove
And next week there may be some very awkward questions for the Education Secretary when those reports are published into alleged Islamification in some Birmingham schools.
Nevertheless, he does have a lot of support from the Prime Minister, who is seen as a very close ally of Mr Gove, and I do not think there is any suggestion at the moment that his job is on the line.
The leaking, from her department, of a letter to Michael Gove, raises serious questions for the Home Secretary to answer.
One school was praised by Ofsted for using money from the pupil premium to pay for a number of cultural trips to Saudi Arabia.
Six Birmingham schools will be rated 'inadequate' and several more downgraded. Council officials have been criticised for failing to act.