The Committee for Education, Sport & Culture's Education Strategy is made up of four key priorities: achieving equity, safety and inclusivity, meeting the needs of our community, delivering high quality learning and excellent outcomes, and providing outstanding leadership and governance.
What do we want to achieve? The Committee's vision for education is that it should foster and build self-esteem, creativity and confidence so that all learners can flourish and thrive. It should equip learners with the knowledge and skills to help them to achieve their aspirations. It should instil a commitment to participate within the community as a responsible citizen; and it should be enjoyed so that we build a lifelong passion for learning.
This vision sits at the heart of Our Education Strategy. Our strategy provides a framework which will help us to deliver a high quality education for all learners; ensuring that the education system in Guernsey is ambitious and aspirational and is securely underpinned by a culture of continuous improvement.
What does the strategy include? Our strategy sets out the priorities and commitments which have been developed in partnership with schools, settings and service leaders to make sure that there is a collective sense of ownership across the whole States' fully-maintained education community - our primary, secondary, special schools in Guernsey and Alderney and the settings that are part of The Guernsey Institute, including the College of Further Education.
Everything that we do in education can be mapped back to the priorities and commitments of our strategy so that we can make sure that we are directing our resources in the best way possible. The strategy will also allow us to monitor and evaluate our performance so that we can report transparently on the health of our system.
What happens next? Work developing the strategy is ongoing. A new network of staff has been established who will meet termly to help us ensure that the strategy develops in a way that genuinely support ambition and continuous improvement. We are working with young people to ensure that their voice is visible in our strategy and will be engaging with other groups too as the strategy continues to grow throughout academic year 2021/22.
The next stage of our strategy involves the development and prioritisation of our delivery plans and we will share more information about these plans in the Autumn Term of 2021/22