Tag Archives: Alisa Flemming

Failing church secondary could re-open to new pupils in 2020

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how the council and the church are planning to re-open a Waddon secondary school – once all its current pupils have left St Andrew’s High could re-open as a church secondary in 2020 – … Continue reading

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Ofsted finds Croydon children in ‘neglectful circumstances’

Another day, another damning critique from a government agency of Croydon Council’s inability to manage the services it is supposed to provide. And yet again, no apology for the failures, nor acceptance of responsibility, from the council’s political leadership or … Continue reading

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Council failure over children’s services becomes election issue

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: The local Tories are suspicious over the sudden banning of a senior councillor from a key social services improvement board meeting. WALTER CRONXITE reports For Labour in Croydon, it has been the issue that they dare not mention … Continue reading

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‘Confusing, euphemistic, unclear, vague’: Flemming unravels

BBC Radio London’s Vanessa Feltz was withering in her criticism of an abject on-air performance by one of Croydon’s most senior councillors. Listening in to the car crash interview was WALTER CRONXITE Answers provided by Alisa Flemming, the Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Litany of council failures before brutal death of toddler

The death of a two-year-old in a brutal murder in Wolverhampton in 2016 has been linked to the failures of Croydon’s children’s services department. Croydon children’s services has responsibility for the borough’s fostered and adopted children, unaccompanied asylum seekers and … Continue reading

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Whitehall orders Camden to take charge of children’s services

An independent commissioner has recommended that Croydon’s crisis-hit children’s services department needs outside help, after failures of leadership and management. WALTER CRONXITE reports Pressure continues to mount on Tony Newman, the council leader, after the Department for Education last night … Continue reading

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Croydon’s ‘Olympic legacy’ has been turned into a private gym

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports on allegations of an abuse of public property by one of the country’s largest multi-academy trusts Council officials have been ordered to conduct an urgent investigation into how the Oasis Arena Academy in South … Continue reading

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