The monthly meeting of the Education Committee took place on Wednesday, 23 October 2019.
Teacher Training Advisor, Fraser Stone, made a presentation to the Committee on progress made within teacher training since he had taken on the role. Whilst there has been marked progress in the development of teachers, Fraser made the Committee aware that the current staffing numbers mean there is little scope for allowing staff additional time for their studies. This also impacts on the time available for other staff to act as Mentors, highlighting the need to undertake a staffing review to address these issues.
St Helena Research Institute Coordinator, Dr Rebecca Cairns-Wicks, advised the Committee that the Research Institute will officially launch on 12 November 2019 on St Helena and in the United Kingdom. Documentation to support the Research Policy was shared with the Committee and approved.
Source: St Helena Government