Longer Guernsey housing licences 'will help teachers'

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Longer Guernsey housing licences 'will help teachers'

Post by GD on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 5:40 pm

An eight-year housing licence would help prevent teachers from outside Guernsey being put off taking jobs in local schools, education bosses say.

The Education Department said the current maximum licence of five years discouraged applicants because they did not want to move for such a short time.

The licence system is to be replaced with a population management system.

A report to the States has recommended a system of short, medium and long-term employment permits.

If accepted and passed as law, the new licences would be valid for one, five or eight years.

The Education Department said it wanted to offer more attractive relocation packages to avoid the effort and expense of having to regularly replace teachers on short-term contracts.

It said that, in one recent case, all four candidates shortlisted for a teaching post withdrew their applications because they were not prepared to relocate to the island for just five years.

The department added that it also wanted to offer more financial help to those considering moving to Guernsey to work in education.
(from BBC)

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Post by karma on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 10:13 pm

I really cannot see that another 3 years would have made a difference to their derision!
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Post by Sean McManus on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 8:51 am

Guernsey needs excellent teachers and Guernsey produces excellent teachers. With effective succession planning and high quality in-service training our Education Dep't could... and should... build upon the capabilities and aspirations of our home-grown talent.

That said, we will still need to bring in specialists and any new population management scheme will need to accommodate the requirement (as the current Housing Control regime does) to recognise exceptional circumstances.

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