During the latest round of Councillors’ Constituency Meetings in April 2018, a number of issues were raised by the public on different topics.

Over the last few weeks, each Council Committee has provided responses to the issues raised during the meetings. In the final part of the series, this week the focus is on Education with responses provided by the Education Committee. 


How many students are currently studying overseas?

There are eight students studying abroad through the Post School Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship. Areas of study are: BSC Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Computer Engineering, Veterinary Nursing Science, Biomedical Science, Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. Two other individuals are completing their teacher training in the UK.

What is the current Apprenticeship Training provision?

 Areas of apprenticeship currently underway are Automotive, Electrician, Construction, Hair Dressing, Journalism, Auxiliary School Helper, IT, Conservation, Health Services, Clerical, Assistant Librarian, Fire Fighting, Sea & Rescue Services, Fish Processing, Academic Training (B and 3A) through Prince Andrew School.

How many individuals have enrolled for courses at the St Helena Community College?

At the end of the school academic year 2016/17, 612 individuals had enrolled for courses – learners ranged in age from 16 – 70+. The St Helena Community College recently gained accreditation to offer more professional qualifications on demand through computer-based testing, allowing faster and easier results.

What services are available to students who require additional support in their learning?

The Inclusion team in Education supports a growing number of children who need additional support to access their learning; one-to-one provision is in place. The Education Directorate also works very closely with the Safeguarding and Health Directorates to ensure that appropriate intervention is available for children. Support is also provided by the Educational Psychologist and Therapeutic Practitioner.

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Education Committee

10 July 2018

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470