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Ed ministry to introduce school boards

Ed ministry to introduce school boards

| 15/04/2019 | 61 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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Private school goes to top of the class

Private school goes to top of the class

| 15/04/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Prep and High School was given top marks by school inspectors from the Office of Education Standards, which is systematically reviewing every education facility in Cayman, from early years through high school. The all-through school received an overall ‘good’ grade, and the inspectors found that across all quality indicators almost all judgements were […]

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Clifton Hunter still ‘weak’, say school inspectors

Clifton Hunter still ‘weak’, say school inspectors

| 11/04/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The overall performance of Clifton Hunter High School was rated weak again by education inspectors, showing that the government’s flagship school has shown no improvement since its review last year. In the Office of Education Standards’ latest report on the school in Frank Sound they said the standard of teaching was ‘weak’ and most […]

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Vocational school aims to boost youth employment

Vocational school aims to boost youth employment

| 03/04/2019

(CNS Local Life): Citing underreported figures for unemployment among young people, coupled with a need to provide affordable and accessible vocational training, Michael Myles, former government at-risk youth officer, is opening a facility to teach skills that he hopes will translate into job opportunities. Inspire Cayman Training (ICT) will be offering vocational skills courses at […]

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Inspectors: Prospect improves as Savannah struggles

Inspectors: Prospect improves as Savannah struggles

| 19/03/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Education inspectors have found that Prospect Primary School is improving, though it fell short of receiving a ‘good’ result because of a few areas that still need work, but Savannah Primary is still struggling. While Prospect was rated ‘satisfactory’ overall with many areas found to be ‘good’, Savannah was ‘weak’ in the majority of […]

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First woman president of UCCI inaugurated

First woman president of UCCI inaugurated

| 15/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Outlining a vision of the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) as “key to national prosperity” and promising that “the success of our students will be the stars that guide us through the night sky”, Dr Stacy McAfee officially took up the mantle as UCCI president and CEO on Tuesday, 12 […]

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Lighthouse school shines following inspection

Lighthouse school shines following inspection

| 14/03/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Lighthouse School was described as “a good school” by education inspectors this month after it was rated ‘excellent’ in several categories and ‘good’ in the majority of areas inspected. It was rated satisfactory in just two areas and none at all were rated poorly. As government schools largely struggle to get past a […]

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West Bay school still weak, inspectors find

West Bay school still weak, inspectors find

| 15/02/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): School inspectors found that overall progress has been weak at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay during the six months since the school was last reviewed. The school’s second follow-through inspection took place on 30 January to 1 February, and while a number of improvements were identified, the standards of achievement “remained […]

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GT pre-school gets top marks from inspectors

GT pre-school gets top marks from inspectors

| 08/02/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Government school inspectors gave their first excellent grade to a George Town pre-school this month, following its latest round of inspections, which included one primary and several early years education centres. The new inspection reports published this week were on the Creek and Spot Bay Primary on Cayman Brac, as well as private pre-schools […]

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Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

| 27/12/2018 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Following the findings of the Office of Education Standards that all three high schools in the Cayman Islands at best reached merely the minimum standards, with Clifton Hunter judged weak overall, officials from the education ministry said that work was already well underway to address the shortcomings identified. Department of Education Services Director Lyneth Monteith said in […]

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2018 Year 11 exam results down from last year

2018 Year 11 exam results down from last year

| 21/12/2018 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Students skills and knowledge in the government high schools on Grand Cayman have been judged to be significantly below expected levels in the three core subjects of English, maths and science. In a summary report of 2018 secondary school inspections, the Office of Education Standards paints a bleak picture for students at government schools, and inspectors […]

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