JIS News

Grade Four teacher at the Devon All-Age School in Manchester, Kim Brown, has utilised research work for her Undergraduate degree at the Knox Community College, to boost literacy at her school.
The institution was one of 28 schools in Manchester and St. Elizabeth, that the Ministry of Education awarded students for exemplary literacy skills.
Miss Brown told JIS, News that her move was beneficial to the students. “The programme I am doing entails an intervention component, where it seeks to develop students in mastering reading. So, I had extra classes with the Grade Four students in the evenings at no cost to them, using the strategies and techniques that I found in my research,” she pointed out.
“It has worked with the help of the Principal, staff members and the determination of the students. They were motivated and have done well in their examinations. And the Ministry has recognised some of the students for doing well in their literacy tests,” Miss Brown added.
Region Five of the Ministry of Education, has a team of nine Literacy Specialists who, as part of their quest to improve literacy in the two parishes, have organised workshops and other intervention events at schools and with community groups, targeting parents, students and other stakeholders.
Devon All-Age School has a population of 310 students and nine teachers.