The Bailiwick of Guernsey Curriculum Statement sets out the entitlement to learning for all students in schools maintained by the States of Guernsey. It is designed to give teachers, students, parents, employers and the wider community a clear understanding of the knowledge and skills that young people will gain during their education.
The curriculum is designed to enable all students to learn and achieve whilst promoting their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It aims to prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
This is in line with the aims of the Children and Young People's Plan
The States of Guernsey Education Services is in the process of reviewing the curriculum entitlement for all children across all phases of education and plans to introduce a new curriculum focused on 'joyous and purposeful learning' from September 2017.
A 'Big Picture' overview of the new curriculum is available to download from this page.
Further details of the new curriculum will be available on this page once they have been developed.
Director of Learning, Performance & Intervention, Nick Hynes, outlined the aims of the new curriculum in a presentation at the Thrive 2020 event.
We are also working with international expert Professor Mick Waters as we develop the detail of our new curriculum. Professor Waters also gave a presentation at the Thrive 2020 event.
Children and young people, teachers and support services from across the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture have been celebrating the launch of the planning for the new curriculum by dancing for joy. Please watch their video.
The current Bailiwick of Guernsey curriculum is based around four core purposes.
Students need to become:
- enthusiasm and motivation for learning
- determination to reach high standards of achievement
- openness to new thinking and ideas
- and able to
- use literacy, communication and numeracy skills
- appreciate the creative arts and develop a sense of aesthetic awareness
- use technology for learning
- think creatively and independently
- learn independently and as part of a group
- make reasoned evaluations
- appreciate, link and apply different kinds of learning in new situations.
- self respect and esteem
- a sense of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being
- secure values, beliefs and morals
- and are able to
- relate to others and manage themselves
- appreciate the importance of physical activity
- be self aware
- develop and communicate their own beliefs and view of the world
- live as independently as they can
- assess risk and take informed decisions
- achieve fulfillment in different areas of activity.
- respect for others
- commitment to participate responsibly in political, economic, social and cultural life
- and able to
- develop knowledge and understanding of the world and the Bailiwick's place in it
- appreciate local heritage and community whilst understanding different beliefs and cultures
- make informed choices and decisions
- evaluate environmental, scientific and technological issues
- develop informed and ethical views.
- an enterprising attitude
- an ability to engage with change
- and able to
- communicate in different ways and in different settings
- work in partnership and in teams
- take the initiative and lead
- apply critical thinking in new contexts
- create and develop
- solve problems.