Thursday 17 September 2020
With 10 days still to go, more than 900 people have so far completed the public survey which aims to capture islanders' views on the relative importance of different priorities for secondary education.
The survey was launched by the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture on 20 August, with members of the public being asked to provide their views on a range of priorities, including the optimal number of students at each school site, factors to be taken into consideration for any transition from the current model of secondary education to a new one decided by the States, the relative importance of a range of facilities and the structure of sixth form provision.
Feedback from the public will support the analysis of each of the four secondary education models the States have directed are included the review. These are:
- Two 11-18 colleges (the States directed that this model should provide the baseline for comparisons with other models)
- Three 11-18 colleges
- Two 11-16 colleges and an 11-18 college
- Three 11-16 colleges and a separate sixth form centre on a different site
The survey results will also feed into further consultation with secondary school staff, which begins later this month in the form of a series of workshops that will aim to develop the best possible version of each of the four models. This will help provide the States with enough information on each of the four models to make an informed decision about the future structure of secondary education.
It would be great if as many islanders as possible could complete the short survey, which will run until 11.59pm on Sunday 27th September and can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/gsysecondaryreview. Survey results will be published as soon as possible following its closure.
Additionally, discussions have been held with the Youth Commission about how best to capture the views of secondary schools students. The Youth Commission will shortly run workshops in each of the four mainstream secondary schools, which will seek to gain feedback from students about their priorities for secondary education.
Deputy Matt Fallaize, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said:
'I thank everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey so far. It is valuable to hear the views of as many people as possible. I encourage anyone with an interest in the future of secondary education to take 10 minutes to complete the survey. The results will influence the work now going on to develop the best version of each of the four models which the States have directed for review.'