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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…

    read more Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 6:00 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • 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 present and I would like to start by offering a huge thank you to all of those practitioners who work within the Childcare Sector on our island. Within our nurseries, playgroups and childminder settings we have a wonderful group of dedicated, caring and enthusiastic practitioners  As I’m sure you will appreciate with the advent of the Covid 19 Pandemic this ha…

    read more Mon, Jun 8th 2020 5:52 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • 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 children to return to their schools. On Monday 15 all our schools will re-open and those currently in the hubs will return to their local school on the 17. From Monday 22 June all year 2 and 6 pupils and year 10 and 12 students will be able to return to their own school full time. I have been contacted by many parents anxious about whether their childre…

    read more Mon, Jun 8th 2020 5:47 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • 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 exception of nine primary and five secondary hubs, kept open for vulnerable children and those of key workers. Last week it was announced all schools will reopen on Monday 15 June - with children currently attending a hub allowed to return to their own school two days later when bus services will also restart. Careful workforce planning and changes to usual s…

    read more Fri, Jun 5th 2020 3:32 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • 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 the Island before border restrictions were imposed were left feeling powerless and unable to collect belongings from their rented accommodation. Last week, the Isle of Man Government appealed for students who required advice to get in touch and 312 individuals responded – who attend 65 institutions from Aberdeen to Plymouth. Following the press release a…

    read more Mon, Jun 1st 2020 8:00 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • 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 tests undertaken is 4,569  We have had 4,544 tests returned  Which means there are 25 outstanding Today we have no new cases  The number of confirmed cases remains at 336   There are now 7 total active cases  It now seems surreal that on December 31 last year, China alerted the World Health Organisation to several cases of an unusual pneumonia in Wuhan.…

    read more Mon, May 25th 2020 6:44 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

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