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Shadow Board of Governors for the Guernsey Institute announced

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Wednesday 03 July 2019

The Committee for Education, Sport and Culture is pleased formally to announce appointments to the new Shadow Board of The Guernsey Institute.

Following an open application process, Shadow Board members have taken up their positions with effect from the 1 July 2019.

The Guernsey Institute integrates three providers of further and higher education - The Guernsey College of Further Education, The Institute of Health & Social Care Studies and the GTA University Centre.

The Committee received 27 expressions of interest for membership of the Shadow Board.  Shortlisted candidates were then interviewed.  The Committee was supported during the selection process by the Chairs of the three integrating organisations - Julian Winser, David Leafe and Debbie Guillou.

Julian Winser has agreed to take on the role of Chair of the Shadow Board of The Guernsey Institute.

The other board members are:

Mr Robin Fuller

Mr Ken Gibbs

Mrs Louise Hall

Mrs Sandra James (MBE)

Mr David Leafe

Mr David Oxburgh

Mrs Sue Ryde

Mr Peter Sherbourne

Mr Tim Walters

Deputy Matt Fallaize, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture said:

'The creation of the Shadow Board marks an important step in the reforms to further and higher education which we are leading.  We are delighted that, in line with overall policies agreed by the States last year, we have been able to integrate the three providers less than 18 months after we were elected. 

We received a large number of expressions of interest for membership of the Shadow Board and we were impressed by the range of expertise and experience of people who were willing to serve.  We couldn't be more pleased with the Shadow Board we have appointed and we know they will contribute significantly as The Guernsey Institute begins its life and start to realise the considerable benefits of integration.'

As well as overseeing the transition to the new Guernsey Institute, the Shadow Board will provide quality assurance and challenge to ensure the new organisation has the necessary reporting and monitoring systems in place, as well as overseeing the implementation of the new curriculum.

Julian Winser, Chair of the Shadow Board of Governors said:

'The creation of the Guernsey Institute provides an exciting opportunity for the Island to bring together the provision of further and higher education in one organisation. The Shadow Board will work with the Committee as we shape the future of the organisation as a centre of excellence for our students.

On Wednesday the new Shadow Board will take part in the first of two training sessions designed for newly-appointed governors of further education institutions.  It is being led by the Association of Colleges.'

On Friday the Committee will submit a Policy Letter to the States seeking capital funding to put into effect the new structure of secondary, further and higher education agreed by the States last year.  This will include requesting the funds to construct purpose-built facilities for The Guernsey Institute at Les Ozouets at a cost of up to £47.5million.

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