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Roles 'ring fenced' for teachers

Roles 'ring fenced' for teachers

Sunday 28 May 2023

Roles 'ring fenced' for teachers

Sunday 28 May 2023

Each of the States' secondary school head teachers has been assigned a leadership role under the new structure coming in this September, with other staff being ring fenced for jobs suitable to their skills and experience.

The current Principal of La Mare de Carteret High School, Verona Tomlin will become Principal of Les Varendes High when La Mare and the former Grammar school merge from this September.

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Pictured: Verona Tomlin and Keiran James.

Keiran James - who is currently Principal of the Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre - will revert to his former position as Principal of the Sixth Form Centre, a role he held prior to the transformation of secondary education starting in 2018 when he was given his dual role.

Martin Haines and Vicky Godley will remain in their current posts as Principals of Les Beaucamps and St Sampson's High Schools respectively. 

Liz Coffey will continue in her role as Executive Principal of the Secondary School Partnership, overseeing the three High Schools and the Sixth Form Centre.

St Anne's School in Alderney, and Les Voies and Le Murier in Guernsey, are all unaffected by any of the leadership changes with their current Principals remaining in post.

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Pictured: Vicky Godley and Martin Haimes.

Education, Sport and Culture said The Transforming Education Programme team have been working on the new staffing structures for the secondary schools and Sixth Form Centre, in consultation with all secondary staff.

Director of Education, Nick Hynes said he was pleased they could confirm the roles for all of the current head teachers under the new structure.

“These names will be familiar to most of our school communities; however this announcement is a very important part of the ongoing implementation of secondary and post-16 transformation.

"It is undoubtedly an exciting step forward in our journey, and I would like to wish all of our secondary Principals the best of luck, whether they are continuing in a role they already do or moving into a new role within the new structure.”


Pictured: Nick Hynes, Director of Education.

Other staff working in the island's 11-16 schools have been ring-fenced for roles within the new structure which comes in from September.

With La Mare de Carteret High School closing and merging with Les Varendes, starting with a fully merged Year 7 intake in September, staff working across the existing four schools have been matched to specific positions within the new three school model.

Mr Hynes and ESC said the staffing structures have been designed to ensure there is equity across the new secondary school system which in turn will "enable the effective delivery of a consistent, broad curriculum offer and pastoral support across the 11-16 schools".

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