Education Adviser, Dr Don Taylor from the Department for International Development (DFID), has been on Island for a week, monitoring progress in raising the quality of teaching and learning in the schools, assessing progress in training and up skilling the labour force, and commenting on draft budget estimates for 2015-16.
This is Dr Taylor’s annual visit to the Island, having last visited in November 2013.
During his stay, Dr Taylor has been visiting the four Island schools and meeting teachers, specialist staff, SHG officials, and Councillors on the Education Committee. He commented:
“This is my third annual visit to St Helena and it is good to see real improvement over the past three years, particularly in the GCSE results at Prince Andrew School. The schools, Adult and Vocational Education Serviceand Enterprise St Helena are working well together to equip young people with the skills they will need to lead healthy and productive lives.”
Dr Taylor departs the Island tomorrow, Tuesday 14 October 2014, and will produce a short report on his visit for DFID and SHG officials.
DFID provides financial support for education on the Island through the recurrent budget of SHG and technical support through additional funding for teacher training, advisory teachers, and senior managers.
13 October 2014