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  • Teachers’ Pay Question and Answers

    Why are teachers taking action? Teachers on the Island are taking action due to a dispute between three teaching Unions and the Department of Education, Sport and Culture over pay. The planned ‘action short of strike’ will see teachers who are members of these Unions work-to-rule, meaning they will not work outside of their contracted hours. Why doesn’t the Government pay teachers more? The Isle of Man Government wants to pay teachers more and has made a number of offers to find a resolution. Teachers on t…

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  • New headteacher for Foxdale Primary School

    Anna Griffiths has been appointed as the new headteacher for Foxdale Primary School. Miss Griffiths has worked in teaching since 2001, including most recently, seven years as Onchan Primary School’s deputy headteacher. She will take over from Ann Jessopp, who will retire this summer after 10 years leading Foxdale Primary School, and 26 years teaching in the Isle of Man. Miss Griffiths said: ‘I am honoured to take on the role of headteacher at Foxdale Primary School and I am really looking forward to buildi…

    read more Mon, Feb 17th 2020 5:17 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Open letter to parents and carers on teachers’ pay dispute

    We are sure that you will have heard that teachers on the Island have voted for action short of strike, as a result of their ongoing pay dispute with the Department for Education, Sport and Culture.  The Department remains committed to resolving this dispute and all of us in education are disappointed that this could impact on children’s enjoyment at school.  Wherever possible we will work with schools and teachers to try and prevent any disruption to the education of children. However, we are aware that t…

    read more Mon, Feb 17th 2020 2:29 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Record year for Sports Awards nominations as shortlist revealed

    The shortlist for the 2019 Isle of Man Sports Awards, sponsored by Microgaming Play It Forward, has been revealed. The event is one of the highlights of the Manx sporting calendar and provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the sporting achievements of Island’s athletes, teams and coaches. This year the ceremony will take place at the Villa Marina in Douglas on Thursday 2 April. The Sportswoman of the Year award category will be hotly contested with British swimming champion Charlotte Atkinson,…

    read more Thu, Feb 13th 2020 12:36 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Olympic champion Amy Williams to attend Isle of Man Sports Awards

    Olympic champion Amy Williams MBE will be welcomed as the guest of honour at the 2019 Isle of Man Sports Awards on 2 April. At the Winter Games in 2010, Amy became Britain's first ever woman skeleton gold medallist, and the first British woman in 58 years to claim individual gold medals. The 37-year-old from Cambridge started out as a track athlete before taking the opportunity to try out the newly-installed bobsleigh and skeleton push-start training facility at Bath University in 2002. Wanting a chance to…

    read more Thu, Feb 6th 2020 10:03 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • New bursary available for aspiring young musicians

    “Aspiring musicians have been encouraged to apply for the annual Roz Kelly Music Bursary which offers two students up to £1,000 each to help with their stud…”

  • Education Bill to have first reading in Keys

    “The Isle of Man's first major piece of education legislation in nearly 20 years will receive its first reading in the House of Keys on Tuesday. If approved…”

  • BMX star Shanaze Reade launches Island’s largest multi-sport event

    “BMX star Shanaze Reade officially launched the 19th HSBC Manx Youth Games at the National Sports Centre in Douglas on Monday. The 31-year-old, who competed…”

  • Isle of Man Government and National Education Union agree deal over teachers' pay

    “The National Education Union (NEU), which represents more than 60% of teachers on the Isle of Man, has reached an agreement in principle with the Manx Gove…”

  • BMX star Shanaze Reade to launch HSBC Manx Youth Games

    “One of the most successful British BMX riders of all time, Shanaze Reade, will officially launch this year’s HSBC Manx Youth Games on 20 January at the Spo…”

  • Parents reminded to register children for school by end of January

    “Parents of children turning five in the academic year 2020/21 are reminded that they must register their child with a school by the end of January 2020. Fr…”

  • History student wins Ella Olesen Scholarship

    “Student Breeshey Webb is the winner of the 2020/21 Ella Olesen Scholarship. The 19-year-old from Sulby, who is currently studying towards a degree in histo…”

  • Nominations open for IOM Sports Awards

    “Nominations for the 2019 Isle of Man Sports Awards, sponsored by Microgaming Play It Forward, have opened. Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Spor…”

  • 5th Ministerial meeting of the Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-used Languages work sector 21/22 November 2019

    “The British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector held its fifth Ministerial meeting today, hosted by the Isle of…”

  • Songs from Frozen and Polar Express to be performed at the Manx Youth Wind Orchestra’s Christmas show

    “The Manx Youth Orchestra, which consists of 250 young musicians who meet up each week to form various groups, will be giving its annual Christmas Festival…”

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