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  • Operator sought to make NSC café a dining destination

    A unique opportunity has arisen to transform the café at the National Sports Centre into a focal point for guests and visitors.  Experienced providers are asked to register their interest on the Government’s website, demonstrate their capability of running the café, and share their vision for its future.  Anyone wishing to apply must be able to deliver a healthy and imaginative menu, consistently excellent customer service and put their own stamp on the space.  Thousands of people use the centre’s faciliti…

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  • Chief Minster welcomes certainty over university fees

    Isle of Man students will pay home fees to attend all English universities and colleges from 2021 after clarification was received from the UK Government.  While the vast majority of universities currently charge Island students the same as those from the UK, an anomaly has meant some have charged international fees that may add tens of thousands of pounds to the cost of a university place.  An increasing number of higher education institutions in England had indicated to the Isle of Man Government that th…

    read more 2 days ago by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Parents asked to keep children at home where possible

    Parents are being asked to keep their children at home whenever possible and only use hub schools when strictly necessary. The Isle of Man Government is also strongly advising secondary age students and school staff who can wear face coverings to do so.  The small number of students sitting assessments or exams this week are also advised to wear face coverings and follow social distancing rules. Strict hygiene measures will be in place when they sit their technical and vocational assessments and BTEC exams…

    read more Mon, Jan 11th 2021 3:51 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Parents receive free school meal vouchers for second lockdown

    Parents of children who normally receive free school meals will receive vouchers to spend on essential groceries while schools remain closed. Most schools and nurseries in the Isle of Man closed on Thursday, except for 14 educational hubs kept open for vulnerable children and those of essential workers. The Free School Meal Voucher Scheme was first introduced in April 2020 to help parents provide meals for their children during the first lockdown. The scheme will see eligible parents receive a one-off vouc…

    read more Sun, Jan 10th 2021 8:00 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Statement from Department of Education, Sport and Culture

    Since the announcement by the British Government that most summer exams would be cancelled, the Department for Education, Sport and Culture has been in regular contact with the European Regional Director at Cambridge International regarding the future of IGCSE and I A-levels, which many of our students sit.  Whilst Cambridge International has indicated that they were still committed to running exams in Summer 2021, as planned, they have said they are open to further feedback from head teachers on the Isle…

    read more Fri, Jan 8th 2021 5:37 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Update on nurseries, playgroups and childminders

    “On Tuesday, the Chief Minister ordered the closure of nurseries, playgroups and childminders for most children on the Isle of Man effective from 23.59 on W…”

  • Remote learning stepped up as schools close

    “Schools and nurseries in the Isle of Man are to close from Thursday except for vulnerable children and those of key workers as the Island prepares to enter…”

  • Isle of Man Sports Awards: Ceremony to shine light on sporting heroes

    “The Isle of Man Sports Awards will be held in front of a live audience in 2021 and celebrate the achievements of the Island’s leading athletes, coaches and…”

  • Teachers' pay statement by Dr Alex Allinson MHK

    “When I was appointed Minister in March this year I committed to help resolve the ongoing industrial dispute between the Department and the teachers of our…”

  • Isle of Man Sport welcomes new members

    “A body that acts as an independent forum for the promotion and development of sport and recreation on the Island has appointed two new members. Isle of Man…”

  • Views sought on how ethnic minority history and culture is taught in schools

    “People are being asked for their views on how children are taught about the history and culture of diverse ethnic minorities at school, including that of B…”

  • Parents urged to register primary school starters

    “Parents of children who will start primary school in 2021 are reminded to register them with a school by 31 January, to help make the transition smooth and…”

  • Manx Youth Orchestra set for Christmas show

    “The Manx Youth Orchestra (MYO) will perform its annual Christmas Festival Concert at the Villa Marina in Douglas on Saturday 12 December. The MYO brings to…”

  • Tynwald backs funds to complete flumes

    “Tynwald has agreed to support the extra funding needed to complete a multi-million pound revamp of the swimming pools and water slides at the National Spor…”

  • New headteacher for Ramsey Grammar School

    “Sarah Findlater has been appointed as the new headteacher for Ramsey Grammar School. Mrs Findlater is an experienced headteacher having led British Curricu…”

  • Returning students offered space to study

    “Students returning home early from their studies in the UK are being encouraged to take up an offer of help from University College Isle of Man (UCM). Many…”

  • Douglas faith school changes admission policy

    “St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School will welcome children of different faiths, or no faith, to enrol in the new school year after making changes to its…”

  • Island school amongst first in Britain to use Lego’s Braille kit

    “An Isle of Man school is amongst the first in the British Isles to use a system designed by Lego as a new method of teaching pupils who have a visual impai…”

  • Minister Allison’s statement on COVID-19 - 5 November 2020

    “Thank you Chief Minister. This week our school pupils returned from a brief half-term break to resume their studies. In England the exam regulator, Ofqual…”

  • School pupils receive free access to Microsoft apps

    “School pupils and educators on the Isle of Man have been given free access to a range of computer applications and learning tools under a scheme run by the…”

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