Some teachers reacted with glee to Michael Gove's departure from the Department for Education.
One headteacher in Guildford said his staff "just cheered" when they heard the news.
But another former Education Secretary, Lord Baker, said conflict came with the territory and it was "never easy" for a reforming Secretary of State.
ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports.
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