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Meerveld makes formal complaint

Meerveld makes formal complaint

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Meerveld makes formal complaint

Deputy Carl Meerveld has made a code of conduct complaint against the Education, Sport & Culture Committee.

ESC members were informed of the complaint yesterday afternoon by the Secretary to the States’ Members’ Code of Conduct Panel.

"I write to advise you that a Code of Conduct complaint has been lodged today against all of you by Deputy Carl Meerveld," the note to Deputies Matt Fallaize, Richard Graham, Rhian Tooley, Mark Dorey and Peter Roffey read. "The outline of the complaint is that you all breached the Code by expecting the appointment of Ms [Clare] Sealy as Head of Curriculum and Standards.

"The Chairman is considering the matter and will write to you as soon as possible."


Pictured: Deputy Fallaize has brought the code of conduct complaint to the media's attention in the "interest of transparency" (Photo Credit: Chris George). 

The investigation revolves around the Committee and its President's role in the appointment of an off-island candidate when the interview panel voted in favour of a local headteacher for the role. 

In the last week, a petition has been launched by members of the public calling specifically for Deputy Fallaize's resignation.

Upon receiving the complaint, Deputy Fallaize said: "I have not spoken to other members of the Committee about their intentions, but personally I will not be commenting on this matter further – at least not until the Chair of the Panel has determined whether there is a prima facie case to answer."

Pictured top: Deputy Carl Meerveld. 

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Posted by Linda Armstead on
Please read the letter from 57 renown educationalists published in today’s Guernsey Press. If you agree why not, like me, say so? It is the same group of politicians who have made error after error in ( mis) managing Guernsey’s education system. The 2 simple things they were originally asked to do was 1) remove a discredited and archaic test- the 11+ and rebuild a school long past it’s sell by date. Both realistic aims and neither responsible for the chaos wrought over these last months of turbulence and mistrust. As a teacher and deputy headteacher of 40 years, 19 in 3 Guernsey schools I cannot imagine how the staff currently in education at all levels manage to get out of bed in the mornings. They, as always, are amazing.
Posted by John Semenowicz on
People of Guernsey. There is an alternative voice to Carl Meerveld's electioneering, even though by reading this and other press & media articles you wouldn't think so.
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