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Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Homes, schools and street cleaning

by Anood Al-Samerai on 27 June, 2013

Last night saw Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council. This now covers a huge area and makes it difficult to have very local decision making. However, we do our best and had constructive discussions about important issues. I was horribly struck that Labour Southwark really don’t seem to have got a grasp of what matters to residents […]

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Schools Place Time Bomb

by Anood Al-Samerai on 14 June, 2013

This week I have been in various discussions with parents, council officers and schools about the urgent need for primary and secondary school places in Southwark. One of the problems which we have is that Michael Gove likes free schools! This means that new schools generally have to be free schools to get funding. I don’t particularly […]

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Southwark Muslim Women

by Anood Al-Samerai on 16 November, 2011

I have just had the most fantastic and inspiring visit to the Southwark Muslim Women’s Association. I was so impressed at the work which is done there to empower women through education. There was so much learning going on from basic English to ICT to how to run a business. Everyone in Southwark should be able to […]

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Two Apprentices

by Anood Al-Samerai on 26 October, 2011

Yesterday I had a fantastic time at the South London Apprenticeship fair on Southampton Way. I was inspired by the young people I met and all the great organisations which support them. It was hugely encouraging to see so many proper employers offering real apprenticeships, training and jobs from just about every industry you could think […]

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St Michael’s and All Angels

by Anood Al-Samerai on 4 February, 2011

I was delighted to be welcomed to St Michael’s and All Angels in Camberwell this morning and was very impressed with the staff and pupils I met. The school is facing some major changes over the next few years and everyone seemed determined to make it work. The school was improving, but because of the need for […]

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New Year Thoughts

by Anood Al-Samerai on 22 December, 2010

In 2010 I was privileged to be elected by my fellow Liberal Democrat councillors as Leader of the Opposition on Southwark Council. I am pleased to be leading a strong team of hardworking local campaigners. I have really enjoyed meeting a wide range of local groups in the borough and finding out more about the […]

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