Education Plans Out Today

13th November 2017
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Plans for a three school, 11-16 secondary school model have been published today.

The Committee for Education, Sport and Culture says that is still its preferred option and it will ask the States to give it final approval during a debate next month.

Work could then start to build a new school at La Mare de Carteret within months.

Deputy Paul Le Pelley says they’ve done exactly what the States asked them to do.

“We have actually answered the requirement of the States of Guernsey, which was to have an all-ability system based on three schools of roughly equal size – and that’s what we have produced.”

His Deputy President at ESC, Deputy Carl Meerveld, says the plans have changed slightly following feedback from parents, teachers and the unions.

The two school model could still be presented for debate by other deputies, but Deputy Meerveld says they have never found any support for that idea.

Of six options presented, he says it didn’t even make the top 3.

You can see the plans for yourself at gov.gg

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