Category Archives: Education

New head: ‘I worry about gap between debate and intolerance’

The new headmaster of one of Croydon’s biggest and most influential schools has called for more independent, challenging thought and debate as a challenge to increasing levels of intolerance. “Breadth of experience, breadth of reading and willingness to engage are … Continue reading

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Children’s services director responded to parents with threats

Ian Lewis, the council director for children’s services who left his job just before the publication of the critical Ofsted report into his department’s performance, has been accused of threatening worried parents who had turned to Croydon Council for help … Continue reading

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Free lunch! Free boots! Free nature courses for BAMEs

We have amazing parks and woodlands all around us. How often do we get out into them? Wild in the City is running Nature Connectors, starting next week, to explore this question and get more people into nature. It’s an … Continue reading

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School tied up in knots of confusion after failed trouser ban

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how the demands for uniformity at what was once known as Edenham High have left some parents fuming Some girls who arrived for the first day of term at Orchard Park High School in … Continue reading

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Ciao Italiano: learn a language with CALAT’s new term

The new term at Croydon’s ground-breaking and widely admired adult learning scheme, CALAT, begins in a few weeks, offering a broad range of classes and skills. There are plenty of language classes for beginners, but much harder to find one … Continue reading

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Keston PTA’s Happy Circus, Oasis Coulsdon, Sep 16

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Kick off a media career as an apprentice with Croydon FC

Tony Snow could soon become regarded as Croydon’s answer to Lord Sugar. But in a nice way. Snow, the former communications manager for the FA who has started working with Croydon FC through the club’s tie-up with social media platform … Continue reading

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