Your Schools Your Choice

Dear Parents, Carers, Students, Friends and the all those in the wider community

The Education Department has launched a major consultation into the future structure of secondary and post-16 education, including the future funding of the grant-aided Colleges and the size and number of secondary schools in the Island.

No decisions have been taken and the Department is keen to hear the views of as many people as possible over the next six weeks before deciding on which options to take forward for debate by the States next March.

You can access a copy of the Your Schools Your Choice consultation document online at www.education.gg/YSYC or if you would like a printed copy then please contact the Education Department on 733000.  St Sampson’s High School also have copies of the questionnaire available should you wish to collect one.

There is the usual online questionnaire to be completed and you can also access that via the Department’s website.  You can also sign up to take part in one of a number of independently facilitated focus groups which will be taking place during the week commencing 12th October.  Places are limited and you can apply by filling in the application form using the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSYCFocusGroup.

You must sign up by 30th September and you will be advised by 5th October if your application has been successful. Places on the Focus Groups and being allocated by the independent facilitators and not the Education Department.

Hard copies of the questionnaire and focus group application form are also available on request from the Education Department.

Your Schools Your Choice is an important consultation, the outcome of which will impact on all areas of education so make sure you have your say.  The consultation closes on Monday 2nd November.  You could add a link to our youtube video created with members of the Youth Forum if you want or perhaps add the link to your website https://youtu.be/sflSTv-uHYE.

Many thanks

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