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Islands share innovative ideas for education

Photo: IOM Education Dept

Education leaders from Jersey and Guernsey visited the Isle of Man, as the three Crown Dependencies continue to share innovative ideas and best practice.

Deputy Rod Bryans, Jersey’s Education Minister, and Deputy Paul Le Pelley, President of Guernsey’s Committee for Education, Sport and Culture were joined by their top civil servants Chief Education Officer, Justin Donovan and Frank Flynn, Director of Operations for Education.

Yesterday, they met their Isle of Man counterparts.

Among items on the agenda were post-16 and A level provision, higher education, UK university fees, student loan schemes, lifelong learning, school buildings and the benefits of school co-location.

Today, the team are visiting primary and secondary schools and the Jersey contingent will spend time at the Pre-School Assessment Centre.

Formal meetings between Education leaders of the three islands began in 2015 and it’s the second time the Island’s Education Minister has hosted his Jersey and Guernsey counterparts.

Like the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey have forward-thinking, innovative education systems. We share many ambitions and have common challenges, too. It is beneficial for us to discuss issues and learn from each other over developments and best practice.

– IMO Education Minister, Graham Cregeen