States backs 11-18 school model

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States deputies have approved the alternative 11-18 school model by 26 votes to 13.

Deputies Rhian Tooley, Richard Graham, Matt Fallaize and Mark Dorey.

At the end of a three-day debate that ultimately came down to the 'ambition and educational focus' of the 11-18 approach and the 'inadequacy' of Education's post-16 arrangements, State members voted comprehensively in favour of the 'one school over two sites' plan.

The four deputies - Matt Fallaize, Richard Graham, Rhian Tooley and Mark Dorey - behind it expressed their delight afterwards, however they warned that the amended proposals still need to be approved in full.

Education is set to lay a new amendment this afternoon, which will propose two 11-16 schools and one 11-18 school, in a last gasp bid to wrestle back control of the secondary and post-16 transformation programme.

Calls have already been made in the Assembly for the committee to step aside.

Alternative model voting:

For: Graham, Green, Dorey, Yerby, Langlois, Soulsby, de Sausmarez, Roffey, Oliver, Jean, McKinley, Mooney, Ferbrache, Kuttelwascher, Tindall, Brehaut, Tooley, Trott, Parkinson, Le Clerc, Merrett, St Pier, Stephens, Fallaize, Smithies and Hansmann Rouxel - 26 votes

Against: Paint, Brouard, Dudley-Owen, Prow, Gollop, Lester Queripel, Leadbeater, De Lisle, Le Pelley, Meerveld, Inder, Lowe, Laurie Queripel - 13 votes

Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq was absent from the vote.


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