Tag Archives: Department for Education

Croydon primary school performance among worst in London

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, has been crunching some numbers ahead of the new term. It doesn’t make encouraging reading If you are short of things to do in the New Year, there might be nothing more interesting to do … Continue reading

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MP Reed calls on Gove to turn police station into school

The police station in South Norwood, closed by London Mayor Boris Johnson and put up for sale to be turned into flats, ought to be used to provide a new school for the area. That’s the view of Steve Reed … Continue reading

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Harris primary reduces SEN support and adjusts report grades

Parents at what was once the high-attaining Roke Primary have lasted just half a term before losing all patience with the school’s new academy management, and they are now accusing the Harris Federation of trying to force out of the … Continue reading

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Harris academy gets 0/10 for staff’s spelling and grammar

It seems that some of the staff at a newly academised primary in the south of Croydon which is now being run by the Harris Federation need to go back to school, after a document outlining the strict new uniform … Continue reading

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How you can tell which schools are really making the grade

School pupils – whether attending the borough’s high-profile independents, our state secondaries or the privatised academies – will be receiving their life-shaping GCSE, AS and A level results in the next few weeks. Education correspondent GENE BRODIE provides an insider’s … Continue reading

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Gove’s Roke “consultation” uses figures that do not add up

One of the basics taught at every primary school is adding up. Trouble with Michael Gove, the education secretary, and the “consultation” he commissioned on the future of Roke Primary School, is that none of it adds up. Roke is … Continue reading

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Roke Primary victim of “overzealous” Gove, says Tory MP

Readers of a nervous disposition should look away now. The following article contains flashing lights and some robust English language and may not be suitable for those under the age of about 12. Or Michael Gove. If further proof were … Continue reading

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