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WATCH: Staff from across education discuss "exciting" new strategy

WATCH: Staff from across education discuss

Saturday 04 December 2021

WATCH: Staff from across education discuss "exciting" new strategy


More than 20 education professionals from the States’ sector met to discuss an education strategy being developed by the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture.

The Education Strategy Network is made up of staff from States' primary and secondary schools, The Guernsey Institute and the Guernsey Music Service.

The Committee for Education, Sport & Culture says that the education strategy it is developing will result in a complete overhaul of how education is provided in States' schools. The Committee is keen to draw a distinction between the education strategy and the reorganisation of secondary education agreed by the States in September which includes physical changes to buildings. 

“The Education Strategy Network meets on a regular basis to share views, consider issues and learn from one another,” said the Committee.

“Recent discussions have included how best to raise the profile of the strategy more widely with staff and the community and exploring which of the strategy commitments are a current focus in individual schools and settings.”

WATCH: Ruth Sharp, States' Early Years Lead Officer, said: “It’s about all sectors buying into the same goals and priorities, which we’re developing through the strategy in a really collaborative way."

Danielle Rowe, Literacy Subject Leader at Amherst Primary School, who attended the discussions with other staff, is enthusiastic about the work of the Education Strategy Network.  

“In my teaching career I can’t ever remember a time when all providers, from primary to secondary and key stage four, The Guernsey Institute, the Music Service and Education officers have all worked together on the same priorities,” said Ms Rowe.

“It’s very exciting to work with colleagues across the sectors on the strategy. The strategy’s aim in simple terms is to make sure we are all, regardless of setting or sector, meeting the needs of learners irrespective of their circumstances.”

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Pictured (clockwise from top left): Education Strategy Network members Tim Le Compte, Marc Hughes, Danielle Rowe and Ruth Sharp.

You can find out more about the education strategy which is being developed from members of the Education Strategy Network ONLINE HERE.

Last month, Express reported that the Committee's education strategy would be substantially developed in the New Year. The Committee said it had no plans to take its strategy to the States' Assembly, but some deputies said they were considering pushing for a States' debate. 

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