150 turn out for first public meeting on alternative education model
MORE THAN 150 islanders packed the Harry Bound room at Les Cotils for presentations and an open questions and answers forum regarding the alternative plans for the future of Guernsey’s education system.
Some islanders had to watch on a live stream in the conference centre lobby as a capacity crowd put deputies Matt Fallaize, Mark Dorey, Rhian Tooley, and Richard Graham to the sword over their ‘two school’ model.
Will Morgan, head teacher of one of the best comprehensive schools in England also made a presentation on how his school of 1,350 students runs.
He said it was possible to offer 27 A-Levels and offer excellent facilities on a relatively small budget.
‘We do all this on £7.1 million in a school of 1,350,’ he said.
‘We are poorly funded in a poorly funded area and with fairer funding, with better funding we’d be absolutely fine with that.’