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ESC commits to Swim School running full schedule of lessons from September

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Tuesday 07 July 2020

The Committee for Education, Sport & Culture has announced that Beau Sejour Swim School will run a full schedule of lessons from September.

The Swim School informed parents and carers on Friday that a reduced schedule would be run during the autumn term due to staffing issues related to COVID-19. The Committee first became aware of this yesterday [Monday]. Following discussions held today [Tuesday] between ESC President Deputy Matt Fallaize, and senior staff a way forward has been found to secure the staff needed to support the Swim School's operations from September.

Deputy Fallaize said:

'When the Committee became aware of these issues on Monday, we were immediately concerned about the effects on the many hundreds of enthusiastic swimmers and parents who use Swim School. We had to find a way to reopen Swim School fully with a normal schedule in time for the new school year in September. We will now focus on doing everything necessary to support the dedicated staff and volunteers who run Swim School because they have a considerable amount of work to do to be up and running fully in the next nine weeks or so. We had a number of staff whose contracts expired during lockdown so replacing those roles will now take place as a matter of urgency.'

Staffing issues as a result of COVID-19 also affected Kiddy Kapers. However, the Committee has also worked with senior staff to ensure there is a solution to these challenges and this service will be re-instated as soon as possible.

Beau Sejour's annual Holiday Club could not be advertised this year because it was unclear until very recently what the public health position would be during the summer. This mean Holiday Club will not run during the summer holidays of 2020.

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