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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Baptist school has work to do, inspectors find

Baptist school has work to do, inspectors find

| 17/06/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): School inspectors graded the First Baptist Christian School as ‘satisfactory’ but also highlighted a number of important areas where the school was judged weak, leaving it with work to do to improve the education it offers. Inspectors said the school, whose students are aged from 5 to 11, needs to improve the entire curriculum, […]

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Church schools get failing grades

Church schools get failing grades

| 30/05/2019 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Triple C School and Wesleyan Christian Academy were both rated as ‘weak’ following school inspections this month. While government schools have been accused of failing local children as many of them have had weak or just satisfactory ratings, these fee paying schools have also received failing grades. Inspectors said that the overall performance at […]

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Suspect jumps into school to dodge police

Suspect jumps into school to dodge police

| 27/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A man suspected of being involved in a serious assault on a woman jumped the John Gray High School fence Friday lunchtime, while school was in session, in an attempt to avoid the police. The intruder, who breached school security near the Dolphin Academy area by the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, was spotted by […]

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GTPS makes progress but challenges remain

GTPS makes progress but challenges remain

| 23/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): After its third follow-up inspection report last month, George Town Primary School has made enough progress for inspectors to rate the school as ‘satisfactory’ after its previous ratings of weak. In this latest report inspectors said the GTPS had addressed all six of the recommendations made in 2015. The first had been for the […]

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Schools scrape ‘satisfactory’ grades

Schools scrape ‘satisfactory’ grades

| 23/04/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Judged ‘weak’ in two previous inspections, George Town Primary School was found to have made satisfactory progress in the latest follow-through report. The government school was judged to have made progress in maths after children were previously said to be underachieving. But as the government primary schools struggle to achieve more than satisfactory ratings […]

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Ed ministry to introduce school boards

Ed ministry to introduce school boards

| 15/04/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed plans to introduce new governing bodies across Cayman Islands government schools, giving them the responsibility for raising students’ levels of achievement. As he delivered the Strategic Policy Statement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, he suggested that the education department may not be “best placed to make decisions about what […]

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