Education Ministry Video Series: Todd Fox

March 2, 2021 | 1 Comment

“Education Reform in Bermuda is vital as we look to provide students with the knowledge, tools and skills required to lead our country towards a better future,” said Todd Fox, Principal of Francis Patton Primary School.

Speaking as both an educator and parent of children in the public school system, Mr Fox said the Island’s education system has “to set our children up to succeed in a world where jobs they’ll have over the course of their careers don’t even exist yet”.

The principal shared his thoughts as part of a video series, launched by The Ministry of Education, entitled ‘Stakeholder Stories’. Featuring short two to three-minute interviews with parents, educators, past students and members of the public, the series highlights the importance of education reform in Bermuda.

The Ministry asked each participant to share their views on the need for transformation in our education system so that it better meets the needs of all students. The goal with the series is two-fold: to stimulate discussion around this important national issue and to encourage people to submit their feedback on the consultation for the proposal for parish primary schools, taking place between now and Friday, March 12, 2021.

One idea from the educational reform proposal, Mr Fox believes will benefit Bermuda’s children is the development of authentic 21st Century Learning Facilities. He said: “We know that technology plays a huge role in Bermuda today. By having these purpose built facilities where both teachers and students have access to the required teaching and learning technology, instructional classrooms, as well as purpose built labs and rooms for a myriad of subjects, we can better equip our children with the critical skills required of 21st Century learners.”

“In addition to the proposed technology advances, our teachers and students today would also benefit from the proper social emotional supports resources as they continue to navigate the emotional impact of the changing educational and economic environment we are currently in,” Mr Todd said. “With the development of these two concepts, 21st Century Facilities and socio emotional support, I believe that we will be placing education in a better position for Bermuda’s children, both now and for generations to come.”

The Ministry will continue with its series of meetings to discuss the proposal for another week. They are encouraging residents to provide their views and feedback, before a formal decision is made on the future of Bermuda’s education system.

Due to COVID-19, these meetings will be held virtually via the ZOOM video-conferencing app on the following dates and times:

Sandys Parish MeetingTuesday March 2nd, 20216:00 p.m.
Sandys Parish MeetingThursday March 4th, 20216:00 p.m.
Hamilton Parish, Smiths And Warwick Parish MeetingMonday, March 8th, 20216:00 p.m.

In order to ensure wide access and participation, one remaining parish meeting will be broadcast on YouTube, Facebook Live and CITV on Thursday, March 4.

To register for the parish meetings visit here; those experiencing difficulty registering can email comms@moed.bm.

To submit your feedback on the Ministry’s Parish Primary School Proposal, visit www.moed.bm or here.

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  1. since '93 says:

    True example of a committed educator….proud of you friend!

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