Fresh commitment to Beau Sejour Swim School, but Holiday Club gone this summer
EDUCATION, Sport & Culture has committed to operating a full schedule of Swim School lessons from September.
The Swim School informed parents and carers on Friday that a much reduced schedule would be run during the autumn term due to staffing cuts related to Covid-19.
A petition quickly gathered hundreds of signatures.
The committee said it first became aware of the situation on Monday.
Following emergency discussions held yesterday between ESC president Deputy Matt Fallaize and senior staff a way forward has been found to secure the staff needed to support the Swim School’s operations from September.
ESC president Matt Fallaize said: 'When the committee became aware of these issues on Monday, we were immediately concerned about the effects on the many hundreds of enthusiastic swimmers and parents who use Swim School,' he said.
'We had to find a way to reopen Swim School fully with a normal schedule in time for the new school year in September.
'We will now focus on doing everything necessary to support the dedicated staff and volunteers who run Swim School because they have a considerable amount of work to do to be up and running fully in the next nine weeks or so.
'We had a number of staff whose contracts expired during lockdown so replacing those roles will now take place as a matter of urgency.'
Staffing issues also shut Kiddy Kapers. This service will be re-instated 'as soon as possible'.
Beau Sejour’s annual Holiday Club will not, however, run during the summer holidays.