RSSEducation

School standards gap between rich and poor

School standards gap between rich and poor

| 06/09/2019 | 169 Comments

(CNS): The Office of Education Standards found that 35% of children attending one of the 25 education facilities inspected so far go to schools or early learning centres with an overall grade of ‘weak’ and only 25% attend a school that is at the expected standard. Furthermore, in the OES annual report the inspectors noted […]

Continue Reading

35% of new education staff Caymanian

35% of new education staff Caymanian

| 26/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Ministry of Education have revealed that of the 80 vacant posts in government schools for this academic year, over one third (28) have been filled by Caymanians. This includes 14 teaching assistants, one newly qualified and five experienced teachers, as well as two promotions to principal and several other specialist roles. […]

Continue Reading

Education ministry and lost opportunities

Education ministry and lost opportunities

| 26/08/2019 | 28 Comments

Are you kidding me? The Ministry of Education is changing the curriculum AGAIN? Instead of changing the damn curriculum every four years, why not work on fixing the BROKEN public education system in this country? What is happening in public education in this country should be consider CRIMINAL!

Continue Reading

Ministry adapts UK primary curriculum

Ministry adapts UK primary curriculum

| 23/08/2019 | 73 Comments

(CNS): When government primary schools open next week, children will be following a new curriculum, government officials have said. The Ministry of Education has adopted and adapted the English national curriculum, which officials have said includes localized social studies that will see children learning about Cayman history and culture. The official announcement was made at […]

Continue Reading

¾ of SEN students are boys

¾ of SEN students are boys

| 16/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A formal audit in July of students in government schools that have special educational needs severe enough to require additional specialist support, known as Phase 3 SEN, has revealed that boys dominate the figures. According to the summary of the report, which was released under the FOI law, 74% of students who require an […]

Continue Reading

Schools face legal requirement on bullying

Schools face legal requirement on bullying

| 19/07/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): All schools in the Cayman Islands will be required by law to introduce and follow written anti-bullying policies once new legislation is passed. The Law Reform Commission is circulating a draft amendment to the Education Law that calls for the mandatory implementation of disciplinary penalties on students who contravene school policy and relevant regulations. […]

Continue Reading

Prison and training centre partner on jobs programme

Prison and training centre partner on jobs programme

| 05/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of its official launch expected later this summer, vocational centre Inspire Cayman Training (ICT) is partnering with HMP Northward to set up a programme to teach inmates skills that will enable them to enter the workforce after they leave prison. Starting Monday, 8 July, ICT owner Michael Myles will be training […]

Continue Reading

Scott: PPPs can tackle school issues

Scott: PPPs can tackle school issues

| 26/06/2019 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Education Council Chairman Dan Scott has pointed to the private sector as a source of resolving the ever-increasing pressure on space in Cayman schools that he said could also reverse the divisions that have been created in the education system between local and expatriate children.

Continue Reading

Vocational school nears opening date

Vocational school nears opening date

| 24/06/2019

(CNS Local Life): A vocational training school, dedicated to offering career paths to young people rather than simply jobs, is now expected to open sometime this summer, starting with courses in automotive maintenance, construction and diving, and eventually including a prison programme. Inspire Cayman Training, the brainchild of Michael Myles, a former government at-risk youth […]

Continue Reading

Cayman students join police intern programme

Cayman students join police intern programme

| 18/06/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Nine young Caymanians who are home from university for the summer have joined the RCIPS Intern Programme, where they will be working and learning in several different departments. RCIPS Chief Human Resource Manager Marielle Hilaire said that the undergraduates are being placed in units relating to their interest and fields of study. “The Internship […]

Continue Reading

Kindergarten impresses inspectors

Kindergarten impresses inspectors

| 18/06/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The overall performance of Island Montessori pre-school was good, according to inspectors, falling short of an excellent grade by a whisker. One of several early years centres inspected this month, the school was said to have performed well in all major aspects of its work. “There were a number of excellent features, particularly with […]

Continue Reading

For a couple of hours on Wednesday afternoon this site reverted to a day in March. We believe that this issue has now been permanently fixed. To all our readers who landed on our site during that time, we apologise for the confusion.