Medway Council has issued the following statement:
Rose Collinson, Director of Children and Adults Services is leaving the employment of the Council on 31 July 2012. This follows a successful career at Medway where Rose has led and overseen a number of important achievements. The more notable include:
- establishing an integrated children's service and an effective children's trust
- secured significant investment and managed the setting up of three academies, replacing some underperforming schools
- implementing transformational change in children's and adults services to make a difference to the learning and life chances of residents across Medway.
Throughout her time at Medway, Rose has been a dedicated and professional senior officer, demonstrating great passion to improve the lives of children, young people and vulnerable adults. She has been a strong advocate and champion for children, families and adults across Medway. The council would like to express thanks to Rose and wish her well for the future.
Rose has certainly had an eventful few years recently,.......
two controversial issues featured on this website being the Medway Test debacle and the poor performance of Medway Primary Schools at both Key Stage 2 and particularly OFSTED. Youwill find others through a search for 'Medway'. Medway Councillor Wicks, who has political responsibility for Children and Adults Services, continues in post although he was seen as the face of the Medway Test debacle, which has been heavily criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman.