Sue Atkins in Coversation with ….. Drew Povey, Headteacher from TV’s ‘Educating Greater Manchester’


Drew PoveyThe charismatic headmaster, Drew Povey, of Channel 4’s ‘Educating Greater Manchester’ Harrop Ford School, took over when it was “the worst school in the country”.

I ask Drew about his journey to becoming the Head of Harrop Fold School, the biggest challenges he still faces in Harrop Fold, & why he agreed to be filmed on top of all that scrutiny for the fascinating documentary – Educating Greater Manchester?

I ask him about Rani & Jack, Mitchell, Vincent & Kayden and we talk about positive psychology, leadership and what’s next for Harrop Ford School & its inspiring, dedicated team from Classroom to Staff Room.

Through a unique style of leadership Drew works with his pupils, teachers and families to build team spirit, belief, and positive encouragement towards helping everyone achieve their true potential.

Through kindness, clear expectations & boundaries we watch the dedicated staff from staff room, to classroom, work together to build a thriving community of ‘Team Harrop’ taking the school from special measures to the most recent Ofsted report as “good with outstanding features”.

His unique ability to inspire and motivate is infectious and helps to bring the very best out of people.

Find out more about Drew Povey’s Leadership, Education, Performance website here 

Follow him on Twitter @DrewPovey