The current Education Law is widely regarded as outdated and no longer fit for purpose. It was agreed in the 1970s but based on UK legislation from the 1940s and some elements of educational practice date as far back as the turn of the century.
Updating the Law is a key priority for the Committee this States term and responses to the public consultation (which ran between the 18th January and 6th March 2023) will inform 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, why it needs to change and why it is so important for the delivery of education. The animation can be viewed here:
The Committee has today (18 January) published a short animation seeking to provide an overview of governance within an education context and is asking for views about the future of education governance: