The post-16 campus will be based at Les Ozouets Campus and will bring all the island's post-16 provision into one purpose-built facility
· Equal value and esteem to all students pursuing academic, technical, professional, and vocational qualifications.
· Creating new educational opportunities, further developing blended learning pathways in line with the emerging needs of employers in the Bailiwick.
· Recognising and promoting the increasing maturity of Post-16 students.
· Delivering an enhanced comprehensive Post-16 offering for individuals across Guernsey, which builds on the comprehensive and inclusive nature of our education system.
This cooperation is already well under way, with TGI Executive Principal Jacki Hughes and SSP Executive Principal Liz Coffey working together on both the build plans and the details of co-location.
Mrs Hughes said: "This model brings with it so many exciting opportunities for us at The Guernsey Institute. In recent months our Executive Leadership Team have been working closely with colleagues from the Sixth Form Centre to look at how we can coexist on the Post-16 Campus in a way which benefits all of the parts of the facets of TGI and the Sixth Form as well.
"Technical, professional, and vocational education is incredibly important to the future of the island's economy, especially with the impacts of the pandemic, so having the chance to ensure our learners don't feel like poorer siblings to students at the sixth form centre is fantastic."
The vision for the post-16 campus is for a purpose-built facility to be constructed with buildings for The Guernsey Institute, the Sixth Form Centre, a Sports Hall and more. Work has been steadily moving forwards on this project for some time now, and the Committee is still hoping to be able to cut the ribbon on the facility in September 2024.
When it opens, the campus will have an entire building dedicated to construction and workshop classes, suites designed for Health & Social Care training, business suites, fully equipped beauty training facilities and more all within The Guernsey Institute's buildings. This will sit alongside a bespoke sixth form centre which will be fit for academic Level 3 studies in 2021.
Much time and effort has been put into envisaging a campus which allows students to operate like adults would in the work place, with breakout spaces, room for rest and relaxation both indoors and outdoors, and more. These are all part of the vision for the model.