Under the strategic guidance of the Education Committee and supported by skilled and dedicated staff, the Education and Employment Directorate plays a major role in the development of St Helena.

Guided by a strategic plan developed with all staff, the Education and Employment Directorate aims to raise the Island’s education standards through providing excellent education in St Helena’s primary and secondary schools, promote lifelong learning through the work of the St Helena Community College and promote a culture of inclusion and access through providing learning opportunities for all.

The Directorate’s key services include:

  • Provision of primary sector education for pupils from the age of 4 to 11 years at Harford, Pilling and St Paul’s Primary schools
  • Provision of secondary education for students 11 – 18 years of age at Prince Andrew School
  • Support for inclusion of learners with special and additional needs to ensure educational opportunity for all
  • Initial teacher training and upskilling programmes for serving teachers
  • Support for community learning and literacy through the St Helena Public Library
  • Operation of the St Helena Community College, which offers a broad array of learning opportunities through a variety of programmes to support learners aged 16+:
    • Community Education programmes (including free core education courses in literacy, numeracy and basic IT skills)
    • Technical and Vocational Education and Training offering a variety of internationally accredited qualifications, including our NVQ centre
    • Professional Studies, providing access to a range of professional qualifications including ACCA, CIPS, Comp-TIA and more
    • Higher Education, with a range of international qualifications offered in partnership with UK institutions
    • Apprenticeship Programme, offering St Helenians training and support to enter the workplace

To find out more about the St Helena Directorate of Education and Employment, you can view our Strategic Plan here.