Tag Archives: Education

IT training and apprenticeship event, High Street, Mar 10

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77% of Croydon’s pre-school children lack trained teachers

Our education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on some worrying findings for Croydon parents about teaching provision in local nursery schools Croydon is in the bottom five of local authority areas across the whole of England for the provision of pre-school … Continue reading

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Council was paying £110,000 per year to ‘despicable’ legal firm

Parents of children with special educational needs who have been forced to fight stressful and demanding legal cases to seek proper support from Croydon Council have won a small victory by getting the Town Hall to cancel arrangements for legal … Continue reading

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Harvey heads line-up for Education in Crisis Assembly debate

Philipa Harvey, one of the National Union of Teachers’ national officers, and Ted Knight are among the key note speakers on June 28 when the Croydon Assembly stages an “Education in Crisis” meeting at Ruskin House in Croydon. Teachers are … Continue reading

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Grammar school in Croydon would be unlawful and divisive

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The idea that a new secondary school, run as an “annex” of a Sutton grammar, would improve education in Croydon is wrong, according to one local teacher* Chris Philp, the MP for Croydon South, in his Croydon Commentary … Continue reading

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‘I wish I could have gone to the BRIT School’ says Cowell

Simon Cowell took time-off from X Factor yesterday to pay a flying visit to the BRIT School in Croydon. “The second I pulled up I thought, ‘Why didn’t I go to a school like this?’ I would have loved it, … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing in Upper Norwood as an inspector calls

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on a gathering storm of controversy over a disputed Ofsted inspection at one of the secondary academies in the north of the borough The Anti Academies Alliance, an organisation of teachers, parents and educationalists who oppose … Continue reading

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