Tag "Education"

This ‘government’ is not working – who will fix it?

It’s game over for this Assembly. Who’s going to make sure we get a better one next time?

We are a hotbed of revolutionary change led by our monarchist, communist, conservative, socialist, liberal, fascist coalition, presided over by anarchists who don’t believe in plans or order, says Horace. So who’s going to speak up and sort this out?

Next States could U-turn decision to scrap 11-plus


ATTEMPTS to reverse the States' historic decision to scrap selection are ‘pretty well inevitable’ next term, Treasury minister Gavin St Pier has said, as the States voted through radical secondary education changes that include closing a school.

School’s ‘devoted’ teachers working to achieve what States could never do

SOMEHOW my previous teachers at La Mare de Carteret are being made to feel as though they have failed me and my peers as well as themselves, therefore making the pupils of La Mare feel as though they are worthless and below the standard of the States of Guernsey. This is unfair and I would have to say that this is ‘below the belt’ Gavin St Pier. By saying that closing La Mare is the ‘only logical and sensible approach’ you are both degrading those who teach there and those who go to school there, you are also saying that by closing La Mare you are ridding the island of a school that has cost the States time and money, as well as saying that the teaching at the school is below the standard that you would expect from a school on Guernsey.

Union: States has created ‘a turmoil of uncertainty’


A ‘TURMOIL of uncertainty’ has fallen on parents, pupils and staff under the controversial vote to close a secondary school in Guernsey and move to a three-school model, the largest teachers’ union, the NASUWT, has warned.

‘Only logical and sensible approach is close La Mare’


A DECISION over the future size and structure of secondary education in Guernsey hangs in the balance today, after Treasury minister Gavin St Pier said the only ‘logical, obvious and sensible’ approach was to close La Mare de Carteret High.

Selection may yet rise from its death bed

IN A QUIRK of States procedure deputies barely had time to register yesterday’s historic decision to end school selection at 11 before they were asked to vote again on exactly the same question in reverse. Yes, HM Procureur told confused deputies, the first vote would be entirely null and void if enough deputies changed their mind with the ink barely dry on the first vote sheet.

States votes to scrap 11 plus in its current form

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The States has voted to scrap the 11 plus in its current form. But debate will continue tomorrow on the future of secondary education with a bid expected to be made to introduce a new form of selection instead.