Vote on future of schools is treated with caution

The idea of a single new primary school for the whole of St Helena has won support from two-fifths of Saints who responded to a consultation. But slightly over half preferred to see bad conditions put right at the existing three schools. Education chairman Rodney Buckley said the 90 responses should be treated with caution, because some […]

Pupils beat tough targets – but boys’ literacy is ‘unacceptable’

Children in St Helena’s primary schools have beaten a challenging target for improvements in English and maths. Figures for science are still being finalised. But three pupils did not take the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) because of their “low current attainment”. Education director Colin Moore said he was deslighed, but added that girls were still […]

We’ll help island teachers end years of failings, says director

St Helena’s own teachers must be properly trained and rewarded if severe problems in the island’s schools are to be resolved, according to its new director of education. Colin Moore spoke candidly at a public meeting about a litany of problems with the way the island’s education system had been run, stretching back many years. […]