Education secretary Michael Gove was asked if he had considered his position today, in the wake of a report into an educational trusts failure to protect pupils from risks of extremism.
The minister replied to ITV News Political correspondent Libby Wiener by saying "No."
The Policy Exchange event, in which Gove spoke of his plans to end illiteracy within a generation, was quickly wrapped up after the question regarding his position was asked.
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.