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Minister Anglin observes Lighthouse School students during an engaging pet therapy class.

Published 18th October 2011, 10:19am

Minister of Education, Training and Employment, the Hon. Rolston Anglin, JP, has begun his third round of school visits which will take him to all schools falling within his ministry's responsibility. Explaining his objectives he said, "Visiting schools at the start of each school year gives me an opportunity to gather insights on what's happening "on the ground" at schools and talk with teachers who are on the frontline daily. "It comes down to seeing first hand all the good work that's happening with our teachers in the classroom and giving them an opportunity to meet, voice their concerns and needs, and discuss areas they'd like the ministry to focus on." School visits are typically scheduled for the first quarter of each school year and generally involve a delegation of representatives from the Education Ministry and Department. The itinerary for each visit includes a tour of the school, followed by separate meetings with the school's senior management team and teaching staff. During past school visits, the Minister and his delegation have heard both the good and the bad, in terms of implemented improvements and outstanding items still in need of attention. This year's school visits started at the Lighthouse School and so far, have been followed by stops at Red Bay and East End Primary schools and Clifton Hunter High. The Minister continues his visits to other schools this week.