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Children, Young People, Education and Skills

The Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department provides learning opportunities that begin at nursery and continue through statutory, further and higher education to adulthood
19 October 2021

Tackling sexual harassment and abuse in all schools

The Safeguarding Partnership Board has published an independent learning review into the handling of allegations of misogyny, sexism and sexual abuse, raised by students at Jersey College for Girls

18 October 2021

New Acting Director General for Children, Young People, Education and Skills

A new acting Director General for Children, Young People, Education and Skills has been appointed for the Government of Jersey. Rob Sainsbury is currently the Group Managing Director for the Department of Health & Community Services

12 October 2021

Some school and nursery Covid-19 measures relaxed

The Children and Education Minister has announced a relaxation of some Covid-19 measures in schools, colleges and nurseries, following a dramatic drop in cases this term

08 October 2021

Jersey Skills Show returns virtually

​Following the success of last year's virtual Jersey Skills Show, the five-day event will be brought to schools and Islanders online for a second year running.

What we do

Our aim is to provide education that ensures opportunity and is equal for all. We provide learning opportunities beginning from nursery and continuing through statutory, further and higher education to adulthood.

We are responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in Jersey. This includes:

  • providing and monitoring an effective curriculum and teaching and learning for 3 to 19 year olds
  • professional development and training of all teaching staff
  • supporting and providing advice to head teachers
  • making educational provisions for the special needs of all children
  • providing careers advice
  • providing financial assistance for higher education courses
  • delivery of the Jersey’s youth service
  • registration of childcare settings
  • delivery of library services across Jersey
  • liaison with the trusts and voluntary organisations for the promotion of childcare
Education partnership is a social partnership agreement between the States of Jersey and the The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).


Trevor Pointon

Assistant Minister
01534 864224

Scott Wickenden

Assistant Minister
01534 875218

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