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Teaching union calls for detail on ‘sweeping reforms’

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THE National Education Union has called for more information on proposals for the future of Guernsey’s education system.

Education wants to create a new school at La Mare de Carteret. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 19312696)

Sarah Allen-Melvin, regional organiser for the NEU (the name of the now-merged National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lecturers) visited the island to meet members and hear concerns about the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture’s proposals for changes to the island’s education system.

Education wants to create a new school at La Mare de Carteret and merge the school’s staff and pupils with those at the Grammar, retaining the latter site as part of La Mare High for the time being.

This would join Les Beaucamps High and St Sampson’s High as the island’s States-run secondary schools.

‘There was a huge strength of feeling in the room that we’ve just been through a major change with the abolition of the 11-plus and that there should be time for it to bed in before there are any more sweeping reforms,’ said Ms Allen-Melvin.

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