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La Mare teachers the latest to call for pause in work on new schools programme

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La Mare de Carteret High School teachers have added their weight behind a campaign to pause work on the new school model.

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On Monday, 88 out of 92 members of staff from St Sampson's High School signed a letter arguing the new one school over two sites model will be 'calamitous' for education and the island as a whole.

Now 55 of the 61 staff currently employed at La Mare De Carteret High School have confirmed their support for the staff at St Sampson's High School.

'We would further like to call for a pause and review of the transformation plans and for all non-selective options to be considered objectively, in order to provide the best educational provision and outcomes for our current and future students,' they said.

In January 2018, deputies voted by 26-13 to pursue the one school, two colleges model, and in September 2019 that decision was endorsed when States members voted by 22-15 to provide £77.9m. in financial banking.

Education plans to develop St Sampson's and Les Beaucamps to cater for 1,400 students.

Nick Mann

By Nick Mann

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