The Education Directorate has recently made three new appointments within their team.

Angela Benjamin is the new Assistant Director for Lifelong Learning and will oversee the sectors under Lifelong Learning including the Public Library, the St Helena Community College, the St Helena Research Institute, and the Scholarship scheme.

Angela said:

“To be successful for the role of Assistant Director for Lifelong Learning is a major accomplishment for me and I am proud to accept the position. The role is a diverse and challenging one, but also rewarding. This is a big step in my career and I am looking forward to it. As a team within the Education Directorate, together we will continue to strive to develop the provision of adult learning for the community of St Helena.”

The second new appointment will see Kerry Lawrence take on the post of Assistant Director of Schools.

In her new role, Kerry will provide a professional advisory and support role to the Director of Education to ensure that the key areas of focus in Primary and Secondary Education – Standards and Achievement, School Improvement, School Organisation, Admissions, Behaviours and Attendance – are maintained.

Kerry said:

“I am delighted with this opportunity and look forward to working closely with colleagues across all schools to continue enhancing the teaching and learning experience and learner progress. Leaving Prince Andrew School will be bittersweet as I will certainly miss the student interaction and being at the chalk face, but more significantly the working relationships formed with a fantastic team. However, I anticipate supporting them further in a slightly different capacity as Assistant Director of Schools.”

Lastly, Teacher Training Advisor, Garry Cameron, will depart the Island at the end of June 2019. Frazer Stone, currently teaching at Prince Andrew School, will succeed Garry and take on the role as the new Teacher Training Advisor for the Education Directorate.

Frazer said:

“It is a huge privilege to be involved in the training and development of St Helena’s teachers. Garry Cameron has done an outstanding job and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his hard work and dedication. Following such an outstanding individual really inspires me and he has set the gold standard for my personal expectations as the new Teacher Training Advisor.”

The newly appointed officers will now continue working hard to achieve the goals of the Education Directorate with their focus being to educate and upskill the children and adults of St Helena now and into the future.

Director of Education, Wendy Benjamin, concluded:

“I would like to extend my congratulations to all three officers and wish them well as they undertake their new roles within the Education Directorate.”

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17 May 2019

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