GRAHAM Brady has called into a Trafford school that has emerged from a period of turmoil.

The Altrincham and Sale West MP visited Bollin School recently, where he was given a tour by interim headteacher Kylie Spark.

The success comes after a turbulent period for the 460-pupil school, which had been at the centre of a leadership row for some months, culminating in a parent protest and teacher strike in February.

This led to the council briefly closing the school due to the absence of key members of staff, before it was reopened with Mrs Spark at the helm.

Mr Brady has taken a close interest in the school especially over the past 12 months and has worked with Trafford and the Department for Education to ensure that recent problems could be overcome.

Mr Brady said: ‘Bollin has been through an unsettled time but is now flourishing under Kylie Spark’s leadership.

"I was really pleased to find  Bollin once again a happy school where the staff are giving their all to ensure the best teaching and learning environment for children.

"I was impressed with what I saw. I think the future is bright for Bollin."