ASCL comment on Guernsey’s new education model

11/11/2019
Michael Kidd, national negotiator for the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), comments on the proposals for a new model of secondary education in Guernsey
 
Commenting on the proposals for a new model of secondary education in Guernsey, Michael Kidd, national negotiator for the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said:
 
“Alongside the joint unions, ASCL conducted a survey of members’ views on the Transforming Education Programme. The responses received showed that while there is overall support for the approach being pursued by the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, and support for the one-school-on-two-sites non-selective model, there are also areas of major concern around some of the detail contained in the policy letter, in particular the lack of social space and outside space for pupils.
 
“Having subsequently met with members of the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, members of the Policy and Resources Committee and States Officers, ASCL welcomes the recognition by the employer of the concerns expressed in the survey and the commitment to further consultation and negotiation.”