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  1. The popular headteacher of Harrop Fold school in Little Hulton was suspended back in July after allegations of removing "Off-Rolling" children academically performing poorly from the school register in order to skew the schools performance statistics, something Mr Povey strongly denies. The school was graded as Good by Ofsted after previously being amongst the ranks of some of the worst schools in the country. Today he announced on his Twitter account that it was 'quitting with a heavy heart' and added that he believes his treatment was the result of a personal vendetta against himself and three other members of staff who are under investigation along side him. The school which features in the popular Channel 4 "Educating Manchester" tv show was left with £3.5m debt by Salford City Council. During his tenure at the school, Mr Povey and his team reduced that amount by over a half to just £1.6m and he even contributed £100,000 of his own money from earnings made whilst giving leadership talks thanks to his elevated profile. Mr Povey hit back at his accusers by using his resignation letter to place blame for the schools previous failings and the huge debt it had amassed squarely at the Councils feet. With regards the schools progress he said: Mr Povey went on to add that he still remains supportive of the school and also offered to work with them pro-bono at the school for a couple of days per week to help provide a stable hand until a new leadership is chosen, In summing up his thoughts he went on to say: Mr Povey's resignation will come as an upset to those who support him, a protest was held outside of the school within days of his suspension, with many parents crediting the schools recent success with his leadership.
  2. A 30 day consultation is to be launched from Friday 7 September for the public to give their views on proposals. Councillor Lisa Stone, Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services at Salford City Council said: 327 places are offered in the local authority nurseries out of 4,234 in a variety of early years providers. Over 2,000 of these places are available through schools in the city. Councillor Stone continued: The consultation will involve public meetings and also options for people to provide comments by post or online. It opens at 00:01 on Friday 7 September and can be viewed at https://www.salford.gov.uk/nurseryproposals Consultation meetings: 11th September 2018 at Barton Moss Day Nursery - 6:00pm until 7:00pm 13th September 2018 at Winton Day Nursery - 6:00pm until 7:00pm 18th September 2018 at Belvedere Day Nursery - 6:00pm until 7:00pm 20th September 2018 at Little Hulton Day Nursery - 6:00pm until 7:00pm 26th September 2018 at Broughton Day Nursery - 6:00pm until 7:00pm
  3. As nervous Salford students awaken to discover their GCSE results this morning, it has been revealed that there has been an increase of 2% on last years grades with 56% of pupils achieving good GCSE passes in both English and Mathematics. Councillor Lisa Stone, lead member for children’s and young people’s services at Salford City Council, said: Congratulations to all students on their results, if you did not get the results you wanted then don't worry too much, there are many options still available to you. For advice on what to do next please see www.thestudentroom.co.uk/gcse/gcses-results-day-guidance for advice and if you’re looking for college courses or training options please see UCAS progress www.ucasprogress.com/search


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