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  • Deal allows GPs to sit exams on Island

    GPs will be able to progress their studies without leaving the Isle of Man under a new agreement that lets them sit exams on Island. Since 2015, all GP training has been provided on Island apart from two exams which must be sat in the UK - but border restrictions currently mean doctors must self-isolate for 14 days after each trip. Under the new arrangement GPs will be able to sit the initial exam at University College Isle of Man’s on-line test centre in Douglas – avoiding the need to isolate.  The deal b…

    read more 5 days ago by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Parents advised against half-term travel

    Parents are being advised against all non-essential off-Island travel at half-term so their children do not miss out on their education. Under current border restrictions residents are required to self-isolate on their return to the Island and children are not allowed back into their school for the full 14 days. Direct trips to Guernsey do not require the same precautions. Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture said: ‘I know many people may want to get away and see family and frien…

    read more Mon, Oct 12th 2020 11:22 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Island to host Britain’s first live graduation of 2020

    More than 170 students from the Isle of Man will, this evening, attend the only live graduation ceremony to be held in the British Isles this year. University College Isle of Man (UCM) will recognise 142 students at its Higher Education Awards Ceremony in Douglas. A further 30 Manx graduates, who attended UK universities, will also have their achievements honoured at this year’s event.      All Isle of Man graduands were invited to attend after COVID-19 restrictions led to the cancellation of ceremonies in…

    read more Fri, Oct 9th 2020 5:46 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • New Interim Chief Executive Officer appointed

    The Isle of Man Government has appointed an Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Department of Education, Sport and Culture. Graham Kinrade, who has 28 years of experience in education, will take on the role for a six month period with immediate effect. In his position he will be responsible for more than 2,300 full and part-time staff and a budget of £115 million. The DESC is in charge of 37 schools, as well as the National Sports Centre, Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre. Mr Kinrade, said: ‘I am delight…

    read more Mon, Sep 28th 2020 1:12 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Christmas panto will go ahead at Gaiety Theatre

    The Christmas pantomime at the Gaiety Theatre will go ahead this year despite the global pandemic. The decision comes after UK-based Shone Productions, who have a three year contract to stage the annual Panto, agreed to use an all-Island cast that they will direct virtually. Border restrictions mean it is currently not possible to bring the actors and production team to the Island in December, so instead an agreement has been reached that will see the Isle of Man Government extend their contract by one yea…

    read more Mon, Sep 28th 2020 8:00 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • DESC chief officer leaves role

    “The Chief Executive of the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC) has today left his role with the Isle of Man Government. Professor Ronald Barr…”

  • Dr Allinson's statement on COVID-19 - 24 September 2020

    “The new school year has now begun with some pupils starting school for the first time. Some have transitioned to one of our excellent secondary schools and…”

  • Claire Christian MHK to serve as political member to two Departments

    “Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK has today (Wednesday 23 September) announced the appointment of Claire Christian MHK as political member to two Department…”

  • Chief Minister delivers independent report on education

    “An independent report into the effectiveness of the Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s (DESC) management and its relationship with schools has be…”

  • Isle of Man Arts Council launches new website

    “The Isle of Man Arts Council are thrilled to announce their new website. It is hoped that the new changes will make the application process for applicants…”

  • Applications invited for arts funding

    “The Isle of Man Arts Council is inviting further funding applications for the 2020/2021 financial year. Applicants are invited to apply for grants and unde…”

  • Isle of Man Government invests in education

    “Parents, pupils and school staff will be able to view plans for a proposed new science and technology block at QEII High School on Tuesday when they go on…”

  • Swimmer thanks lifeguards and paramedics who saved his life

    “A man who suffered a cardiac arrest while swimming at the National Sports Centre (NSC) has returned to the pool to thank the lifeguards and paramedics who…”

  • Local bands to perform free gigs to encourage new audiences

    “Three local bands have been given the opportunity to perform at the Isle of Man’s largest entertainment venue as part of a project to encourage more people…”

  • Pupils set to return to school with attendance compulsory

    “Thousands of pupils in the Isle of Man will be welcomed back to their classes next week, for the start of the new school year.  With the risk of children b…”

  • Support for students to travel off-Island by air

    “The Isle of Man Government has worked with Loganair to make travel for students easier and more affordable. Next month will see many Isle of Man students s…”

  • Isle of Man Arts Council announces annual student awards

    “The Isle of Man Arts Council has announced the recipients of its annual student awards for 2020/21.  Awarded to students moving into or currently in furthe…”

  • Over 800 Isle of Man students to receive GCSE results

    “Tomorrow (Thursday 20 August) over 800 Year 11 students from the Island’s five secondary schools will receive their full Level 1 and 2 qualification result…”

  • Isle of Man Sport Coaching Festival 2020

    “The Isle of Man Sport Coaching Festival will take place on Saturday-Sunday 12-13 September after being postponed due the coronavirus pandemic.  Now in its…”

  • Island students achieve excellent A-level results despite pandemic

    “The majority of A-level students have achieved the grades close to what they were expecting, however many students have had their grades reduced by the exa…”

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