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The Future Structure of Secondary Education in the Bailiwick

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Committee for Education, Sport & Culture - P.2016/49

pdf icon Amendment 1- The Future Structure of Secondary Education- Dep. P. R. Le Pelley & Dep. C. P. Meerveld [377kb]
 

The States are asked to decide:- 

Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter dated 14th October, 2016, of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, they are of the opinion:- 

1.
Either A 

to re-affirm Resolutions 1 of 15th March 2016 made after consideration of the Education Department's policy letter dated 8th January 2016 entitled THE FUTURE STRUCTURE OF SECONDARY AND POST-16 EDUCATION, but with an amended timescale for implementation of a non-selective system to September 2021

i.e.
1. To agree that the current selective admission of students to States' secondary schools and the grant-aided colleges based predominantly on the 11 Plus examination shall be replaced with effect from September 2021 (for new Year 7 students) by non-selective admission to States' secondary schools based predominantly on a feeder system from primary schools and that the States' secondary schools shall set students by ability as appropriate.

Or B

to rescind Resolutions 1 and 1A, paragraphs a) and c) of Resolution 2, and the text "other than the secondary school" in Resolution 2b), and the text "consistent with Proposition 1" in resolution 2d), and the text "1, 1A" in Resolution 4, of 15th March 2016 made after consideration of the Education Department's policy letter dated 8th January 2016 entitled THE FUTURE STRUCTURE OF SECONDARY AND POST-16 EDUCATION.

2.    To direct the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture to return to the States with further reports on the future of the Education estate, including consideration of the La Mare de Carteret Schools' site and the College of Further Education estate, to be published by June 2017.

These propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4 (1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.

Note
Resolutions 1, 1A, and 2 of 15th March 2016 made after consideration of the Education Department's policy letter dated 8th January 2016 entitled THE FUTURE STRUCTURE OF SECONDARY AND POST-16 EDUCATION read as follows:

1. To agree that the current selective admission of students to States' secondary schools and the grant-aided Colleges based predominantly on the 11 Plus examination shall be replaced with effect from September 2019 (for new Year 7 students) by non-selective admission to States' secondary schools based predominantly on a feeder system from primary schools and that the States' secondary schools shall set students by ability as appropriate.

1A. That 11 to 16 education in the States' sector shall be provided in three schools, ideally of a broadly comparable size but in any event of a size capable of securing equality of opportunity for all students 

2. To direct that as soon as practicable, but in any event during 2016 or 2017, the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture shall submit a policy letter to the States with the capital and revenue implications and recommendations in respect of:
a) the optimum changes to the education estate which are necessary to give effect to the States' policies contained in Propositions 1 and 1A, provided that the Committee shall first have considered the following options:
i) redeveloping a secondary school at La Mare de Carteret; and ceasing 11 to 16 education at Les Varendes and consolidating post-16 education, including sixth form studies and the College of Further Education, at Les Varendes and Les Ozouets; and
ii) maintaining 11 to 19 education, i.e. including a sixth form, at Les Varendes; and ceasing 11 to 16 education at La Mare de Carteret.
b) any changes to the education estate which are considered necessary in relation to the facilities and services other than the secondary school previously proposed as part of the redevelopment of the site at La Mare de Carteret, e.g. pre-school, primary school, communication and autism centre, enhanced sports facilities and community facilities.
c) any changes to the education estate not incorporated in a)i) and ii) above which are considered necessary to develop the College of Further Education, the need for which has been recognised by the States on several occasions and is referred to in that Policy Letter.
d) the role, consistent with Proposition 1, of the grant-aided colleges (Blanchelande College, Elizabeth College and The Ladies' College) in the provision of secondary education and detailed proposals for any new funding arrangements with those grant-aided colleges together with the rationale for the quantum of grant-aid recommended.

 

 

 

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Policy Letter - Future Structure of Secondary Education P&R Letter of Comment- The Future Structure of Secondary Education in the Bailiwick

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