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  • New Isle of Man Sport Members Appointed

    Isle of Man Sport appointed three new members at their annual review meeting on 19 October 2022. Following an application process, Nikki Arthur, Sarah Vorster and Lee Worsfold were appointed by the Isle of Man Sport selection panel, joining the returning member Stephen Cregeen who was also re-appointed for another four year term. The body, which retires by rotation on a four year basis, is an independent forum for the promotion and development of sport and recreation, advising and assisting the Isle of Man…

    read more Mon, Nov 28th 2022 5:21 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Teachers to receive pay rise of between 8% and 11.9% next month

    Every teacher and lecturer in the Isle of Man will receive a pay rise next month of between 8% and 11.9% with the higher salaries coming into effect before Christmas. It’s after four of the Island’s five recognised teaching and lecturing trade unions accepted the Government’s recent pay offer. It means newly qualified teachers working in the Isle of Man will have a starting salary of £36,557.  In England, outside of London, the starting salary for teachers is £28,000. The new pay scales should act as a sig…

    read more Mon, Nov 28th 2022 2:49 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Government doing all it can to keep schools open to students during NASUWT strike action

    Every effort is being made to keep schools open during six days of strikes planned by teachers who are members of the trade union NASUWT, but asking students not to attend school on strike days cannot be ruled out. The message from the Minister for Education, Sport and Culture Julie Edge MHK came as the Government continues with its contingency planning for the strike action. Headteachers will be writing to parents in the next few days to provide an update on how their child’s school may be affected. Strik…

    read more Fri, Nov 18th 2022 4:05 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Interactive learning to help students recognise exploitation

    A ‘drop down’ day of workshops, educational theatre and group discussions will teach children how to recognise and report criminal exploitation. Over the next twelve months all Year 8 students across the Island will take part in the ‘Pause…You Matter’ scheme. The multiagency group behind the scheme aims to raise awareness of what exploitation is and to dispel myths about criminal activity. Year 8 students at Castle Rushen High School were the first to take part in the scheme this week. For their first sess…

    read more Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:51 am by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Schools to benefit from new wellbeing programme

    Teachers in the Isle of Man are being offered training that will place wellbeing at the heart of learning, teaching and leadership within the Island’s schools. The Raising Attainment with Wellbeing Programme, launched on Tuesday 8 November 2022,   will offer a blended approach to professional development through workshops hosted by Marius Frank, Head of Education at Microlink, in partnership with and hosted by Teaching Times. The workshops will help teachers explore what they can do to create an inclusive…

    read more Mon, Nov 14th 2022 2:41 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Warm Spaces: Children can swim for free after school at the NSC this winter

    “Children will be allowed to swim for free after school at National Sports Centre this winter to help families with the cost of living.  The five-month sche…”

  • 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 Scoil…”

  • 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 ab…”

  • 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 aske…”

  • 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 design…”

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