An assessment of opportunities, funding and innovative ways to realise the full potential for all children and young people in Jersey
Building on from the Jersey Community Relations Trust’s previous project – The Cost of Childcare in Jersey (“The Childcare Report”) – JCRT has commissioned a Report on the outcomes achieved by children in primary school, secondary school and further education to assess whether life outcomes are pre-determined by inherent social barriers.
Evidence shows a strong relationship between high levels of income inequality and low levels of social mobility. The delivery of effective and evenly balanced education is a means of disrupting this relationship to create greater social mobility opportunities from generation to generation.
To echo a key sentiment of The Childcare Report – the best investment a government can make is in the education of future generations – this is particularly relevant for an isolated community with a finite workforce resource. Failure to adequately and effectively invest in Jersey’s education provision jeopardises the future outlook for the whole community.
The Report considers:
- The per pupil spend per age group across all education facilities in Jersey (state and state-subsidised).
- SEN funding levels and inclusion offering
- Outcomes and support requirements for children with English as a Second Language
“Opportunity creates opportunity” and, while early advantage accumulates, so does early disadvantage”. The Report focuses on increasing opportunity for the benefit of the whole community.