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Spartacus It may therefore be more appropriate for Guernsey to give serious consideration to systems which may be working well in the UK on a case by case basis, rather than blindly adopting UK systems and practices which I fear has been the case in the past, without administrators fully understanding the "why" or "how" when it comes to implementation. In other words, look to the UK for proven successful ideas and, if appropriate and able to be implemented in Guernsey, consider whether we should follow suit. That's very different to automatically following every change in the UK before we know whether it works or not. We should do what is right and appropriate for Guernsey. We can take ideas from anywhere. The real expertise will be in subjectively and critically analysing those ideas, deciding how they might work here in an integrated manner, so that our system doesn't become an unco-ordinated hotchpotch of ideas. Do we have that expertise available to us to enable to make those decisions? That must be questionable. Mulkerrin might be able, but who beyond him? The default option always seem to be "what they do in the UK". Whilst that might be understandable, there are many elements of the UK system which are completely rotten (and I'm not lacking about comprehensive v selection).