Tag Archives: schools

Rewards for school attendance send out the wrong message

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Just who are those attendance certificates that the children brought back from school at the end of term for: the kids, or their parents? KIRSTIE SMITH has a view Many children will have come home after their last … Continue reading

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LFB: ‘Devastating consequences’ of schools without sprinklers

The London Fire Brigade says that the failure to fit sprinklers in schools could have “potentially devastating consequences”. Inside Croydon has revealed that not a single one of 35 school builds in Croydon in the past five years have had … Continue reading

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Council returns £250,000 pupil premium and doesn’t know why

Cash-strapped Croydon Council sent back nearly £250,000 of education funding unspent to Government last year. The cash represents almost one-quarter of Croydon’s pupil premium, intended for some of the borough’s most in-need children. And probably most worrying of all, when … 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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Council’s £170,000 per year education chief is set to retire

Paul Greenhalgh, one of Croydon Council’s most senior executives, is to retire from his job in Fisher’s Folly this summer. Aged 61, Greenhalgh will step down from his £170,000 per year position as “Executive Director, People” at the end of … Continue reading

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GCSE results show academies struggling to make the grades

If our education correspondent GENE BRODIE had to do an end-of-term report for the borough’s academised secondary schools after the 2015 GCSE results, then “Could do better” might be regarded as an understatement If you’re a parent seeking an educational … 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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