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Communication needs to improve between politicians and teachers in Guernsey

The National Education Union have said that they are afraid the current plans would not be fit for purpose for 1,400 students Credit: ITV Channel TV

The Education Committee President has said that they need to improve the way they communicate with teachers.

Deputy Matt Fallaize's comments come after a survey reveals teachers are concerned about the impact of the new two-school model.

The new model will see one school, Lisia School, operating across two sites at Les Beaucamps and St Sampson's.

Politicians hope that the £77.9 million project will be in place by 2023.

Members of Guernsey's National Education Union have said that they are afraid the current plans would not be fit for purpose and opportunities for students would be unequal across the colleges.

Now in a move hoping to win back dwindling support from school staff members of the Education Committee are visiting staff to discuss the new model.

Staff in schools are hungry for more information and my senior colleagues and I are determined to ensure that teaching and support staff are fully involved in the journey of reform which we have just started.

– Liz Coffey, Executive Head Teacher of Lisia School

Drop-in sessions are being held throughout the week so staff can have their say.

There is still a long way to go in finalising and implementing the plans for the new model. For that reason, we need to resume and improve our engagement with staff in schools and we’re thankful to them for taking the time to discuss their views with us.

– Deputy Fallaize, Committee for Education, Sport & Culture President

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