STATEMENT FROM MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE ON THE PROTESTS AT THE CLAUDIA CREQUE EDUCATIONAL CENTRE
MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
The Ministry of Education and Culture continues to address concerns brought to its attention regarding a series of incidents that occurred at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre on Anegada.
On Monday, May 4, ministry officials met with the faculty, staff and parents to investigate and evaluate the different encounters that transpired at the school. We are now moving strategically forward and are implementing different solutions to ensure that we continue to build a dynamic, caring and learning community at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre.
One of the solutions includes the implementation of a School Management Board on Anegada.
On June 27, 2013 the Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn announced that in September 2013 the ministry would be implementing school boards at a few pilot schools across the Territory, namely Elmore Stoutt High School, Bregado Flax Educational Centre, and Althea Scatliffe Primary School. The Claudia Creque Educational Centre will now be added to the pilot programme.
The board will assist in the overall effective management of the school. It will ensure that:
1)issues are resolved faster;
2)the day-to-day management is more efficient;
3)teachers have the opportunity to focus on maintaining exceptional classrooms teaching strategies and practices;
4)students can learn in an environment that allow for academic and personal development and growth.
Other solutions include ongoing leadership training for educators; specialised initiatives to strengthen the teacher-parent-student relationship; and the re-organisation of the school and its teaching structure by September 2015.
The Ministry of Education and Culture is thanking the Anegada community for its unwavering commitment to the development of the educational system.
Additionally, the ministry will continue to reach out to parents and is asking for the continued commitment of all persons in the community to ensure that a culture of excellence is maintained for the benefit of our students.