Drew Povey, the headmaster who starred in Channel 4 documentary Educating Greater Manchester, has announced his resignation.
Povey and three other members of staff from Harrop Fold High in Salford were sent home on Thursday after an internal investigation.
That investigation – into allegations that the school manipulated the school register to give the impression that the school was performing better than it is – is ongoing.
Povey said he had taken today’s decision “with a heavy heart”, adding that he took full responsibility for the errors, but did not believe they “constitute grounds for me to be pursued in the way that I have been”.
His full post on Twitter today: