Never mind Gordon Brown's school motto. His political motto is "time for a change" - four words which strike fear into any government unless they can embody the change.
Today's Cabinet reshuffle won't just be a dramatic change in the faces at the top of government - a once in a career opportunity to change the holders of the biggest jobs in politics. It will reveal a great deal about Gordon Brown's priorities:
Ed Balls: Brown's right hand man for a decade will get a new Department of - what Brown calls "my passion" - Education.
Alan Johnson: Labour's smoother of troubled waters gets "my priority" - Health. Johnson is renowned for his political skills not his reforming zeal. This is the clearest sign that Brown is taking Downing Street's foot off the pedal marked "reform"
David Miliband: He'll become the youngest foreign secretary since David Owen but what matters more is his anger at the war in Lebanon and scepticism about the war in Iraq. Together with Douglas Alexander - the new man at DFID - foreign policy is in the hands of men more sceptical about "intervention".
Finally, for now, let us not forget Alastair Darling - the soon to be new Chancellor. A man so decidedly low key and whose appointment is so predictable that it's easy to forget he is one of the biggest hitters in this government. Darling prides himself on taking the heat and the noise out of politics and just getting on with the job. Doesn't he realise that we journalists have jobs to do?!!!