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Review of Primary Education starts

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Saturday 11 February 2012

The Education Department has commissioned Denis Mulkerrin to undertake a review of primary education across the Bailiwick.

Education Minister, Deputy Robert Sillars said:

'Following the recent review into secondary education in the Bailiwick, the Education Board agreed that it would be beneficial to undertake a similar review of the primary sector'.

'We have commissioned Mr Mulkerrin to carry out this review and he will be assisted by Trevor Grayland, a well respected retired local primary headteacher, and Tim Tatham a highly regarded primary specialist from England.'

Data gathering for the review has already started and anyone interested in sharing their views about primary education in the Bailiwick can arrange to speak to Mr Mulkerrin.

These meetings will take place at Sir Charles Frossard House and an appointment can be made by contacting Marilyn Campbell on 710821 or via email mcampbell@education.gov.gg

The Terms of Reference for the review are as follows:

The review shall examine:

1. Analysis of attainment and progress in literacy and numeracy across the primary phase.

2. a) analysis of comparable statistics between Bailiwick schools in these areas

     b) analysis of comparable statistics with relevant other jurisdictions in these areas.

3.-6. Do findings in the secondary review in areas 3-6 (as bulleted below) apply equally to primary schools or is there any difference in approach required? For example, on further delegation of powers and responsibilities to school?

· The effectiveness of school performance setting and assessment, as implemented between the Education Department and Island schools.

· The effectiveness of independent evaluation in place in respect of Island schools.

· The actual or potential effect on education outcomes of specific issues, as may be identified by the review.

· The processes and policies surrounding public dissemination of key education performance indicators.

7. To examine the effectiveness of transition between the pre-school, primary and secondary phases.

ENDS

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