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Schools failing despite high spending

Schools failing despite high spending

| 31/10/2019 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The government is spending 66% more per student than the global average and the second highest investment per head in OECD countries, but many government schools in Cayman are still under-performing, the Office of the Auditor General found. In a report examining how effective the education ministry is at using its resources to maximise […]

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Savannah primary fails another inspection

Savannah primary fails another inspection

| 31/10/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Inspectors found that insufficient progress had been made at Savannah Primary School when they returned for a follow-through inspection this month, after the school was graded ‘weak’ back in February. The inspectors had made six major recommendations to help elevate standards in teaching and students’ achievement in all year groups in English, maths and […]

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Inspectors find excellence at GT pre-school

Inspectors find excellence at GT pre-school

| 24/10/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Another Montessori-style pre-school has been rated ‘good’ overall by the government’s school inspectors this month, as this particular model of early learning appears to be topping the list of nurseries in the Cayman Islands. Montessori del Sol in South Sound, George Town, was graded ‘good’ but achieved ‘excellent’ ratings in several areas examined by […]

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Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

| 21/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services (DES) has opened a pre-school nursery located at the Creek and Spot Bay infant school on Cayman Brac as part of a publicly funded pilot project for kids who turned three this September. The nursery, which began accepting the children on 1 October, will not only focus on early […]

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Primary school makes some progress, say inspectors

Primary school makes some progress, say inspectors

| 18/10/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): After the third follow-through inspection at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay, inspectors found that the school had finally made satisfactory progress on most of the 16 recommendations made some five years ago. Inspectors said progress was ‘satisfactory’ in most areas but that students’ achievement across all year groups in English […]

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Child care centres rated weak

Child care centres rated weak

| 16/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): As school inspectors returned to their work scrutinising the quality of education on offer in both the public and private systems last month, two early learning child care centres were rated ‘weak’ following their recent inspections. Inspectors found that most of the indicators at Quality Child Care were ‘weak’ with only a few areas […]

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Activists: Bullying policy won’t protect LGBTI

Activists: Bullying policy won’t protect LGBTI

| 20/09/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Local advocacy group Colours Cayman, which fights for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, has raised concerns that the education ministry’s proposed school anti-bullying rules will not protect students in that community. The list of groups that could be victims of bullying does not include sexual orientation or gender […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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!

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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 […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library