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Headmistress misconduct hearing adjourned until tomorrow

Margaret Gretton is facing allegations of racism, discrimination of special needs pupils and bullying. Credit: ITV News Central

The misconduct hearing of the headmistress of a Primary school in Nottinghamshire has been adjourned until tomorrow.

Margaret Gretton, who was sacked from her job at Burton Joyce Primary School in 2012 after an investigation by ITV News Central, is facing allegations of racism, discrimination against pupils with special needs, intimidation and bullying of staff, inappropriate behaviour and removal of important documents from the school.

Ms Gretton denies the allegations and say they amount to a 'witch'hunt' to remove her from her job.

For the last five days, a panel made up of two teachers and one lay member has been hearing a string of allegations against Ms Gretton in a case brought by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

A decision is now not expected until tomorrow.

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Hart and Halsall take temporary charge at Notts County

Paul Hart and Mick Halsall will take temporary charge of Notts County Credit: EMPICS Sport / PA

Notts County have confirmed that Acting Academy Manager Paul Hart and Head of Academy Coaching Mick Halsall will take temporary charge of the first team while the club looks for a permanent successor to Shaun Derry.

Shaun Derry was sacked by Notts County FC on Monday Credit: PA

It was announced on Monday that Manager Derry and his Assistant Manager Greg Abbott had parted company with Notts County and the process is underway to find their successor at Meadow Lane.

But with a crucial League One game against Scunthorpe United this weekend and the need to maintain the day-to-day running of the first team squad, Hart and Halsall have been asked to take on the role of caretaker management team in the interim period.

Hart is a former Notts County player and has held the top job at the likes of Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Crystal Palace. Halsall, meanwhile, is one of the most respected youth coaches in the game.

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