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