Wednesday 22 February 2023
With a little less than two weeks to go before the consultation on the Education Law closes on 6th March 2023, the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture is encouraging the community to have their say on this important subject before it finalises its proposals for a new Law, which will replace current legislation.
Islanders can access the consultation survey by visiting www.gov.gg/yourviews.
The Committee for Education, Sport & Culture is seeking to update the Education Law, which is widely regarded as outdated and no longer fit for purpose. It has been in place since 1970 but is based on UK legislation from the 1940s and includes some elements of educational practice that date as far back as the turn of the century.
Updating the Law is a key priority for the Committee this States term and will help to progress some of the commitments of the Education Strategy. The public consultation provides an opportunity for the community to influence the development of the Committee's final proposals, which will then be debated by the States Assembly later this year.
The Committee has published a short animation seeking to provide an overview of the current law, explaining why it needs to change and why it is so important for the delivery of education. A second animation explains the Committee's plans to introduce boards of governors to oversee States-maintained education settings. Both animations can be viewed on the States' website at www.gov.gg/educationlaw.