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Secondary Pension Scheme - Pre-qualification process
Tuesday 22 August 2017

The Committee for Employment and Social Security is pleased to publish an invitation for suppliers to participate in the second step of the procurement process for a Second Pillar Pension Scheme for Guernsey and Alderney.

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Fall in Antibiotic Use
Monday 21 August 2017

Fewer islanders are being prescribed antibiotics in the community in Guernsey and Alderney.

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States to livestream public meeting on L'Ancresse East proposals
Friday 18 August 2017

A second public presentation on the proposed managed realignment of the coast at L'Ancresse is being held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22nd August.

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Religious Education and Collective Worship

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The Education (Guernsey) Law, 1970, sets out a requirement for States' schools to make arrangements for an act of worship during the school day, although pupils may be withdrawn from such acts of worship if the parent(s) request it. (Please note the Guernsey 1970 Law is different from the English Law).

Schools follow a collective worship policy and have a programme of both religious and non-religious assemblies. Schools often welcome visitors from different faith groups to take part in such assemblies. The Law states that the collective worship 'shall not, in any States' school, be distinctive of any particular religious denomination'. The Voluntary Schools (Notre Dame du Rosaire Catholic Primary and St. Mary & St. Michael Catholic Primary) are the exception as they only accept baptised Catholics as pupils and under the Law are permitted to give religious instruction or collective worship distinctive of a particular faith.

Individual schools will be happy to provide further details of collective worship if required.

As with Local Authorities in England, we have an established Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education or SACRE which includes representatives from the Guernsey Council of Churches, teachers from the States and grant-maintained schools, Education Board members and representatives of any non-Christian groups, if warranted. SACRE monitors and reviews the delivery of all aspects of religious education within schools.

The Guernsey agreed syllabus for Religious Education includes a structured framework for ensuring that Christianity and the other five principal religions (Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism) are studied with sufficient depth and breadth throughout the four Key Stages.

Please refer to the individual curriculum key stages for further information.

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