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  • New headteacher for Victoria Road School

    Natalie Johnstone has been appointed as the new headteacher for Victoria Road School. Mrs Johnstone studied at St Ninian's High School on the Island, before gaining her Qualified Teaching Status and National Professional Qualification for Headship in England. She began her teaching career at the former Fairfield Primary School in 2004, before taking up a Senior Leader role in the UK. For the last five years she has been working as a deputy headteacher in the United Arab Emirates.   Mrs Johnstone, said: 'I…

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  • New headteacher for Cronk Y Berry School

    Alex Quane has been appointed as the new headteacher for Cronk Y Berry School. Mrs Quane has worked in teaching since 1998, including most recently, seven years as deputy headteacher at Bunscoill Rhumsaa. She was educated at Ramsey Grammar School before training to be a teacher at St Martin’s College, Lancaster, and gaining the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Mrs Quane, said: ‘I am delighted to take on the role of headteacher at Cronk Y Berry School. My aim is to build on their current st…

    read more Thu, Jun 25th 2020 6:00 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • School attendance nears pre-COVID levels

    The number of children now back at school in the Isle of Man is close to pre-COVID levels. On Tuesday, more than 92% of primary and 86% of secondary age pupils were back in classes, an even higher figure than the excellent take up on Monday - when schools were allowed to welcome back all children for the first time in almost three months. Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘It is very encouraging to see the numbers returning to face-to face-teaching, meeting classmates,…

    read more Wed, Jun 24th 2020 5:25 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Independent review of education department's partnership with schools

    The Council of Ministers has commissioned an independent review of how the Department of Education, Sport and Culture works with the Island’s primary and secondary schools.The review, which will be carried out by management consultants Beamans, will consider a number of themes, including: the effectiveness of current governance arrangements, such as roles as responsibilities and how the Department provides oversight of schools through setting goals and evaluating performance the effectiveness of the Depart…

    read more Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 5:38 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Plans to get children back in school ramped up

    Plans to get all children back to school are being ramped up after the Chief Minister revealed the Island will become the first place in the British Isles to end social distancing rules. On Thursday, Howard Quayle MHK, announced it will no longer be a legal requirement to socially distance on the Island from Monday. It comes after the Island recorded a third consecutive week without a COVID-19 case. The Isle of Man Government is consulting head teachers to plan and manage the return of all children before…

    read more Fri, Jun 12th 2020 6:01 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Chrissy Callaghan's statement on COVID-19 - 8 June 2020

    “Thank you Minister and good afternoon everyone,  We have over 50 Registered Nurseries and Playgroups and 75 Registered Childminders on the island at presen…”

  • Dr Allinson's statement on COVID-19 - 8 June 2020

    “Thank you Chief Minister. The Department for Education, Sport and Culture have been working closely with teachers and other key staff to allow the island’s…”

  • Island schools and nurseries prepare for next phase

    “The Isle of Man Government is working closely with schools as they prepare to reopen later this month. Most schools were closed on 23 March, with the excep…”

  • Local firms offer help to retrieve students’ possessions

    “A number of local firms have offered to work with the Isle of Man Government to help students retrieve their possessions from the UK. Many who returned to…”

  • Minister Allinson’s Statement on COVID-19 - 25 May 2020

    “Good afternoon and I hope you have had a good Bank Holiday weekend.  I would like to start today by going through the latest figures;  The total number of…”

  • Outdoor sports resume and facilities reopen but gyms remain closed

    “People in the Isle of Man can enjoy most outdoor sports again as long as social distancing and gathering rules are followed. A further 23 sports including…”

  • Remote learning plans accelerated to support home schooling

    “The Isle of Man Government is working closely with schools to help teachers use technology to offer the best possible education whilst children are unable…”

  • Isle of Man Government investigates problems with students' possessions left in UK

    “Students currently unable to collect their possessions from universities and colleges in the UK are being asked to contact the Isle of Man Government. Many…”

  • More sports to restart in Isle of Man

    “Following changes to restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Isle of Man Government has continued the process of bringing sports a…”

  • Gaiety Theatre prepares for 120th anniversary by asking public to share memories

    “As the Gaiety Theatre prepares for its 120th anniversary later this year, the Isle of Man Government is asking for people to share their memories and memor…”

  • Minister Allinson's Statement on COVID-19 - 2 May 2020

    “Good afternoon, Before we get onto the press conference, I would like to update you on today’s statistics.   The total tests undertaken is 3,287. That mean…”

  • Minister Allinson's Statement on COVID-19 - 02 May 2020

    “Good afternoon, Before we get onto the press conference, I would like to update you on today’s statistics.   The total tests undertaken is 3,287. That mean…”

  • Arts project aims to inspire during isolation

    “Artists and creatives in the Isle of Man are being invited to take part in a project, run by the Isle of Man Arts Council, to celebrate creation in isolati…”

  • Isle of Man Sports Awards 2019: Joe Reid and Yasmin Ingham win top prizes

    “Joe Reid and Yasmin Ingham have been crowned sportsman and sportswoman of the year for 2019, as the Isle of Man Sports Awards were held online for the firs…”

  • Parents receive free school meal vouchers

    “When the Island’s schools closed to most pupils on 23 March the Isle of Man Government remained committed to provide free school meals to all eligible chil…”

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