Guernsey Election 2020: Secondary education model


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  • Smaller classes will always be the superior education model
  • A more extreme pandemic in the future would very possibly cost more children's lives if there were just two schools
  • If one school burnt down, you then have just one available"

Clint Gardner said: "I support a three high school system using the Beaucamps, St Sampson's and La Mare sites with a separate sixth form on the current Grammar School site.

"Also, consideration needs to be given to those students with additional needs and there needs to be the option for families to home educate."

Liam McKenna said: "Three-school model with separate sixth form.

"Learning support teachers at St Sampson's and Les Beaucamps facilitating learning for dyslexia and children with special needs that should be included in main stream education.

"Full licence residency to the highest qualified teachers so our children can achieve to be the best that they can be."

Yves Lenormand said: "Too much emphasis has been put on the number of schools and what model should be chosen.

"Surely the children should be put first and as long as their needs and interests are being met then this should take precedence.

"Too many children do not fit the current schooling model."

Al Brouard said: "I voted against a one-school two-site model and voted for Pause and Review.

"The aim has to be about every child achieving their potential, to be the best they can.

"Three schools, in some form, would help achieve that and be of a more appropriate size for Guernsey."

Simon De La Mare said: "I have stated that I can see the merits in the two-school model, as I believe this provides the greatest opportunity for equality for pupils.

"I accept that a three-school model may have to be a compromise I would have to make if I am successful."

The BBC also offered the opportunity to answer this question to Barry Brehaut, Al Brouard, Mark Fletcher, David Mahoney, Clive McMinn and Neil Shepherd.

The other key issues we've spoken to candidates on include:

Related Topics

  • States of Guernsey

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