Tag "Teachers"

Eisteddfod is an event the people of Guernsey should be proud of

I HAD the great privilege of adjudicating the music section of the island’s Eisteddfod a few weeks ago and have been reflecting on the exceptional quality and quantity of the performances I heard. The 10 days or so of musical celebration were highly enjoyable and made a deep impression – I was made very welcome and hope to return soon to visit with my family.

Uncertainty will not let go of schools

DEPUTIES spent yesterday furiously trying to untangle the mess they had made of the review of secondary education. To a large extent they have failed and left it for others to tidy up.

The hidden danger of the late ambush

WITH two weeks to go, the battle lines have been drawn and the trenches dug in the secondary education debate. The lack of common ground on such a divisive issue is perhaps not surprising but it is disappointing that, more than a decade since the last 11-plus debate, there is so little sign of fresh thought or a way past the stalemate.

Education needs to do a lot of convincing over its plans

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The Education Department is again under fire as its proposals to abolish the 11-plus and create a single secondary school over four sites have been criticised from several angles. If it wants to push them through in the life of this Assembly, there are some things it needs to do in order to show everyone that what it is proposing is better than what the island has...

Real problems with schools go beyond bricks and mortar

ONE OF the most difficult problems in all primary and high schools in Guernsey which has not been addressed is bullying. It is estimated that over 20% of all children are bullied, some very seriously. Teachers are well aware of the problem but find it very difficult to deal with.

School changes will be driven by teachers

I WOULD like to the thank the Guernsey Press for its supportive editorial comment on Wednesday 5 February and acknowledge that the Education Department can always do better with the way it communicates exciting initiatives such as the Guernsey federation of secondary schools to its staff, students and the wider community. On behalf of the Education board, I welcome this opportunity to provide some greater clarity on the proposals and address some of the misconceptions currently circulating.

Teachers still in pay talks - a year on

STATES negotiating is again under the spotlight after it was revealed that teachers and the Policy Council are still at odds over last September's pay - a year after talks began.

Teachers are short-changed

DOZENS of supply teachers have been thrust into financial hardship following problems with a new computer payment system, it has been claimed.

Teachers in Jersey to show support

GUERNSEY teachers showed their support for their Jersey counterparts at a march in St Helier on Saturday to protest against a public sector pay freeze.