Monday 18 September 2023
As part of its commitment to consult with States Members as it develops revised proposals for a new Education Law, the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture is holding a workshop for States Members tomorrow [Tuesday 19th September].
This will be the first of a series of sessions aiming to gather the thoughts and ideas of States Members that will feed into new proposals to update the outdated Education Law. The Committee is putting on the same workshop twice tomorrow - once in the morning and once in the afternoon - to try and maximise attendance.
Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said:
'The Committee has in recent months been considering how best to develop revised proposals, since the Education Law Review policy letter was withdrawn in June. These workshops herald a new approach to our policy development and recognise the important role States Members will need to take to help us produce proposals that are more in line with the will of the Assembly.
'We recognise that there is a lot of work to do and we hope that all States Members, many of whom spoke in debate and clearly have a great deal of interest in this subject, will work with us. We absolutely owe it to the whole community, but especially the children and young people of today and tomorrow, to get this work right because the new Education Law, which is a key part of the Transforming Education Programme, also enables elements of our Education Strategy, which aspires to meet the needs of our community by ensuring our education system is underpinned by outstanding leadership and governance, delivering high quality learning leading to excellent outcomes for all learners, to be realised.
'I look forward to welcoming fellow Deputies to these workshops and to working alongside them on the next phase of this vitally important work.'