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The Policy & Resources Committee welcomes assurances from the UK Prime Minister before the triggering of Article 50
Wednesday 29 March 2017

In February 2017, Policy & Resources Committee President Gavin St Pier wrote to the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, to inform the UK Government of the States of Deliberation's own parliamentary process in respect of the triggering of Article 50.

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HSC Modernise Children's Social Care Provision
Tuesday 28 March 2017

A review of care provision for children with disabilities carried out in 2016 highlighted a need to update the manner in which HSC's services for children with disabilities operated so that a fair and transparent process for both assessment and service delivery that met the needs of individuals was introduced.

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Report on the implications of Brexit from the Crown Dependencies
Tuesday 28 March 2017

The publication of the Justice Committee report follows the publication of the House of Lords EU Committee report last week on Brexit and the Crown Dependencies.

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The Bailiwick of Guernsey Curriculum

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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:

  • Successful Learners

    • with
      • 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.
  • Confident Individuals

    • with
      • self respect and esteem
      • a sense of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being
      • secure values, beliefs and morals
      • ambition
    • 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.
  • Responsible Citizens

    • with
      • 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.
  • Effective Contributors

    • with
      • an enterprising attitude
      • resilience
      • self-reliance
      • 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. 



The Big Picture - an overview of the Bailiwick's new curriculum from Sep 2017 The four purposes of the Bailiwick of Guernsey Curriculum

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