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  • New heads for Willaston and Scoill Yn Jubilee

    Two primary schools in the Isle of Man will have new head teachers from January 2023. Max Kelly will take over at Willaston, and Adrian Shorthouse at Scoill Yn Jubilee, after their current head teachers Rose Burton and Jayne Adamson retire on 31 December 2022. Mr Kelly and Mr Shorthouse will both continue in their current positions, Mr Kelly as head teacher of both Laxey and Dhoon and Mr Shorthouse as head teacher of Kewaigue. Max Kelly said: 'I am very excited to get started and get to know everyone invol…

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  • Statement: Industrial action taken by NASUWT

    The Isle of Man Government is committed to providing the best package for its teachers and will be actively engaging with all recognised teaching unions about a pay deal for the year ahead. A further uplift has been recommended by the Independent School Teachers Review Body in the UK and, if verified, could see all the Island’s teachers receive between 5% and 8.9% from September 2022. The decision by one union – the NASUWT - to take industrial action is being taken extremely seriously and the Department of…

    read more Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 5:27 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Department of Education, Sport and Culture statement on NASUWT industrial action

    The Department of Education Sport and Culture (DESC) met with the NASUWT on Friday to discuss the ongoing trade dispute. At this meeting the Union was asked to reconsider an action short of strike action, which means its members now refuse to cover break times. While the Department managed to find cover last week to ensure students were safe – this is no longer sustainable and means some schools might be forced to close to certain year groups this week as the safety of students cannot be guaranteed. In thi…

    read more Tue, Sep 20th 2022 2:47 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man schools and UCM to close a day earlier at Christmas

    Schools in the Isle of Man will close a day earlier than planned in the run up to Christmas this year. The move follows feedback from parents and is designed to help families and teachers who want to spend time with their loved ones during the festive period. It means all schools and University College Isle of Man (UCM) will close on Thursday 22 December, so people have an extra day to arrange their travel. Julie Edge MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘With Christmas falling on a Sunday…

    read more Wed, Sep 7th 2022 11:01 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Majority of students secure university places following exam results

    The majority of the Island’s students who applied for a university course this year received the exam results they needed to secure a place at a university of their choice. It follows last week’s exam results for level 3 qualifications which include A levels and BTECs. Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, Julie Edge MHK, congratulated students on their results: 'This is a strong set of results for our students with positive outcomes. They can be rightly proud and it is important that we celebrate the…

    read more Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:32 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • More than 800 students set for GCSE and IGCSE grades

    “More than 800 students will collect their GCSE, IGCSE and other Level 1 and 2 qualifications from secondary schools across the Island on Thursday. It is th…”

  • Hundreds of students to receive A Level and BTEC grades

    “Around 600 students will pick up their A Level and BTEC results at secondary schools and University College Isle of Man (UCM) on Thursday. This year’s resu…”

  • Results Days 2022: Students to receive grades based on exams for first time since 2019

    “Around 1,400 students in the Isle of Man will receive their grades this month for a range of courses including A Levels, GCSEs and BTecs. They will be the…”

  • Hundreds set for increased pre-school credit payment

    “From September, hundreds of parents will receive an additional £746 to help pay for their child’s nursery or childminder place in the year before they star…”

  • Tynwald supports strategy to give children the best possible start

    “A strategy designed to give every child in the Isle of Man the best possible start in life has been unanimously supported by Tynwald. The Childcare Strateg…”

  • Young people recognised for ‘outstanding cultural contribution’

    “Seven students have been recognised for their ‘outstanding contribution’ to Manx culture by the North American Manx Association (NAMA) at a ceremony in Dou…”

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