So what does Mr Mumby have on his desk? A picture to remind him of the view from his previous office at Knowsley education authority in Merseyside, where he was chief education officer.
The photograph shows a drab, drive-through McDonalds at a non-descript crossroads. It's heartening to see that Mr Mumby is "keeping it real" in his new job.
He also has the words of the Cat Stevens song Father and Son on the wall to remind him that it's all about the kids. But let's not go there.
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