I have been wondering if Ed Balls is still actually in charge of the education department in Westminster, the DCSF. Well, apparently, he is. You don’t even have to be a member of either House of Parliament to be a minister. He carries on until he resigns or is sacked, much like the PM. What a strange time this is in our national life! All has been strangely quiet from the DCSF over the past few weeks – the usual torrent of emails and instructions has just stopped. Are we any the worse for it?