Category Archives: Education

Teacher Stevens hits the right notes with Norbury Manor choir

Norbury Manor music teacher Emma Stevens was last week named Inspirational Teacher of the Year at the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards, staged by the Evening Standard. Stevens leads the school choirs at Norbury Manor, which in the recent past have … Continue reading

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Build delays will keep Coombe Wood in cabins for another year

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on the slow progress at Croydon’s new selective school South Croydon residents were shocked last week when street notices appeared, followed by letters through their doors, announcing an unexpected new planning application not only to … Continue reading

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Whitgift School’s Olympic hero Okoye is arrested in Alabama

Lawrence Okoye, the former Whitgift School pupil and discus finalist at the  London Olympics who went to the United States to seek his fortune as an American football player, was arrested in Alabama last week on soliciting prostitution charges, placing … Continue reading

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African Child Trust art exhibition, Norwood School, Feb 27

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Whitgift Foundation is going for a Burton at Old Palace

The Whitgift Foundation has named a new head for Old Palace School: Jane Burton, who will take over the independent girls’ school from September 1. Burton succeeds Carol Jewell, who has been head at the 900-pupil nursery, prep and secondary … Continue reading

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Cleaners at catholic girls’ school to go on strike over job cuts

“It might look a bit like Hogwart’s,” the campaigners’ slogan states, “but the only magic they do at Virgo Fidelis is make cleaners disappear.” And in a fight against redundancies and to improve terms, cleaners at the Virgo Fidelis Convent … Continue reading

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Council’s SEND consultation coming to a close – but when?

There is just a week left to take part in the latest Croydon Council consultation. Or it might be that there’s just one day left to take part in the council’s under-publicised consultation over its services for young people with … Continue reading

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