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Message from Tim Pollard  December / January 2013  I’d like to open by congratulating the staff and pupils at John Ruskin College. In just three years they have gone from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’. This is no mean feat for any school, but is particularly impressive in the current climate of tougher Ofsted inspections.

Message from Tim Pollard December / January 2013 I’d like to open by congratulating the staff and pupils at John Ruskin College. In just three years they have gone from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’.

Croydon photography students have once again swept the board at the annual City and Guilds International Photographic Competition.  For the second year running, almost half of all the winning photos were submitted by adult learners studying with Croydon Adult Learning and Training (Calat).

Croydon photography students have once again swept the board at the annual City and Guilds International Photographic Competition. For the second year running, almost half of all the winning photos were submitted by adult learners studying with Croydon Adult Learning and Training (Calat).

School-building in Croydon continues to be big news as the council keeps up its commitment to provide a place for every child who needs one.  The borough’s steady increase in the number of school-age children is unmatched anywhere in the UK – a fact that has been recognised by the government, and which has seen the council receive a bigger cash grant than any other authority.

A school place for every child who needs one School-building in Croydon continues to be big news as the council keeps up its commitment to provide a place for every child who needs one. The borough’s.

Children in the council’s care will soon receive considerably more support from the virtual school service thanks to a decision by members of the Croydon schools forum.  The extra funds will help close the attainment gap between children in care and their non-looked-after peers.

Calat family learning is leading on a national project over the next year to develop equality and diversity in family learning Staff will be working to improve access to the hardest-to-reach clients, narrow achievement gaps, and promote inclusion.

Two Croydon schools this month celebrated the official opening of specialist facilities built by the council to cater for children with disabilities or special medical conditions.  Chipstead Valley Primary and Woodcote High School, between them, benefited from £1.56m of improvements over the summer. They are among five of the borough’s schools to see recent investment in new spaces designed specifically for children with a variety of special needs.

Investing in Croydon’s special educational needs Two Croydon schools this month celebrated the official opening of specialist facilities built by the council to cater for children with disabilities or.

Calat family learning is leading on a national project over the next year to develop equality and diversity in family learning  Staff will be working to improve access to the hardest-to-reach clients, narrow achievement gaps, and promote inclusion.

Calat family learning is leading on a national project over the next year to develop equality and diversity in family learning Staff will be working to improve access to the hardest-to-reach clients, narrow achievement gaps, and promote inclusion.

Calat family learning is leading on a national project over the next year to develop equality and diversity in family learning  Staff will be working to improve access to the hardest-to-reach clients, narrow achievement gaps, and promote inclusion. Staff will...

CALAT family learning to lead on national equality and diversity project Calat family learning is leading on a national project over the next year to develop equality and diversity in family.

From 1 January, Croydon’s early intervention and youth services will be merged into a single management structure. With a focus on family issues, the service will support people from conception to the age of 19.              There will be five teams working under head of service Dwynwen Stepien.

Single team will deliver early intervention and youth services From 1 January, Croydon’s early intervention and youth services will be merged into a single management structure. With a focus on family.

An example of an initiative which aims to improve literacy and maths skills among children who are looked after by the council is the Booktrust’s ‘Letterbox Club’, which has recently been piloted in Croydon. Over a period of six months, brightly coloured parcels of age-appropriate books, exciting, yet challenging maths games and an array of stationery are posted monthly to club members.

Letterbox book parcels aid literacy and maths skills An example of an initiative which aims to improve literacy and maths skills among children who are looked after by the council is the Booktrust’s.

The council is keen to support parents in making the best use of their six options for school places.               An important element of choosing a school is the distance between school and home, which is why the primary school brochure provides details of the furthest distance a school admitted a child from in previous years.   It can, however, be difficult to understand what the furthest distance from a school ‘looks like’ and so the council is developing an interactive web-based tool.

Calat family learning is leading on a national project over the next year to develop equality and diversity in family learning Staff will be working to improve access to the hardest-to-reach clients, narrow achievement gaps, and promote inclusion.

Clocktower re-launched as a centre for learning and culture: Croydon’s iconic Katharine Street Clocktower building has had a £500,000 refit and was recently relaunched as a centre for learning and culture. Alongside the restoration of the building’s Victorian exterior, the authority has created new publicly-accessible spaces and a series of fresh, modern facilities as a replacement home for Calat.

Clocktower re-launched as a centre for learning and culture Croydon’s iconic Katharine Street Clocktower building has had a refit and was recently relaunched as a centre for learning and.

Family learning was in the news in October following the publication of a report by National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), Family Learning Works. The report demonstrates that millions of children are held back by their parents’ poor basic skills. The study looked at research from national and local government, Ofsted and from educational, family and children’s charities.

Calat family learning is leading on a national project over the next year to develop equality and diversity in family learning Staff will be working to improve access to the hardest-to-reach clients, narrow achievement gaps, and promote inclusion.

Good risks, bad risks – working with young people to improve outcomes: This is an era in which we can barely pick up the paper without reading about adolescent binge drinking, the latest drug or legal high being used by young people, spiraling STIs rates and teenage pregnancy, sexting, domestic violence or the sexual exploitation of young people.

Calat family learning is leading on a national project over the next year to develop equality and diversity in family learning Staff will be working to improve access to the hardest-to-reach clients, narrow achievement gaps, and promote inclusion.

Croydon’s Rockmount School has been named by Transport for London (TfL) as one of the four best primaries in London for promoting safe cycling and walking among pupils, parents and staff.

Croydon’s Rockmount School has been named by Transport for London (TfL) as one of the four best primaries in London for promoting safe cycling and walking among pupils, parents and staff.

Parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities are being encouraged to help Croydon Council develop a new guide to local support services.

Parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities are being encouraged to help Croydon Council develop a new guide to local support services.