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  • Increase in financial support for higher education students proposed

    The Isle of Man Government plans to increase the level of maintenance support available to students studying at higher education level.  Subject to Tynwald approval, from 1 September the maximum maintenance support for qualifying students studying in the United Kingdom will increase from £5,500 to £7,500 a year.  Students studying in London and any country outside the UK will also see an increase in the maximum maintenance support available to them. This will increase from £6,000 to £8,000.  For students s…

    read more 6 days ago by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man education system praised in recent visit

    The quality and diversity of education in schools in the Isle of Man has been praised following a recent visit from Olly Newton, Director of Policy and Research at The Edge Foundation. The Edge Foundation is an independent education charity dedicated to shaping education in the UK. The focus of the visit, which took place at the beginning of April, was to research and gain an insight into the education system on the Isle of Man. Following the visit, Olly Newton praised the Isle of Man Government’s innovati…

    read more Thu, May 2nd 2019 6:03 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Headteacher appointed at St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School

    Donna Martin has been appointed as headteacher at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School. Mrs Martin has worked in teaching for 20 years. She is Manx born and brought up within the Catholic faith on the island. She attended Rushen Primary School and Castle Rushen High School. Mrs Martin has taught at Peel Clothworkers' since 2007 when she was appointed as Assistant Headteacher and then promoted to Deputy Headteacher in 2013. Over the past eighteen months she has been Acting Headteacher at Peel Clothworkers' an…

    read more Thu, May 2nd 2019 6:02 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man Arts Council launches new student bursaries

    The Isle of Man Arts Council has announced the launch of its new student bursaries for 2019/20 to support students studying the arts who are moving into further and higher education.  There will be three bursaries available, each for £10,000, to be awarded to three students over the duration of their arts course: The Jonathan Gollow Bursary for Performing Arts in memory of the late music promoter Jonathan 'Jonno' Gollow who was a valued member of the Arts Council until 2012 and who sadly passed away sudden…

    read more Tue, Apr 30th 2019 12:04 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Green Walk & Talk 2019 to begin tomorrow

    The first of a new series of Green Walk & Talk events will begin tomorrow. Thirteen Walk & Talk sessions have been set up from Friday 26 April to Friday 16 August to encourage people to venture out into the countryside with the knowledge that they are in a group and are supervised by qualified staff. The sessions are open to all ages and abilities and walks vary from 1.5 miles to 3 miles. Lesley Patterson, Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, said: ‘It is lovely to chat to people while out exploring and the Gre…

    read more Thu, Apr 25th 2019 5:28 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Education Bill to be put to Tynwald later this year

    Following the recent Education Bill consultation, the Department of Education, Sport and Culture has announced that it will postpone the date it expected to take forward the Education Bill. The Education Bill will now be put to Tynwald later this year. Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: 'We would to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the Education Bill consultation. We received almost 600 responses. 'The Department had hoped we would be able to bring forward th…

    read more Mon, Apr 15th 2019 11:54 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man Sports Award Winners Announced

    Local sporting heroes were celebrated at the Isle of Man Sports Awards, held at the Villa Marina this evening.  The event, which is sponsored for the second year by Microgaming PlayItForward, saw the Island’s community come together to honour the outstanding sporting achievements of 2018.  Guest of honour at this year’s ceremony was 1992 Olympic gold medal winner and former British track and field runner, Sally Gunnell OBE, who stepped up to the event in place of Greg Rutherford MBE, who was unable to atte…

    read more Fri, Apr 5th 2019 12:00 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • New headteacher for Henry Bloom Noble

    Rachel Ashley has been appointed as the new headteacher for Henry Bloom Noble Primary School. Mrs Ashley has 23 years’ teaching experience, including six as headteacher at Andreas Primary School. She will take over the position from Ian Walmsley with effect from September 2019. Mr Walmsley has been the current head of the primary school since 2008 (initially at Fairfield) and will be retiring in July. Born on the Isle of Man, Mrs Ashley was educated at Willaston Primary School and St Ninian’s High School b…

    read more Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 5:18 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Local athletes to receive support through 2019/20 Isle of Man Sport Aid scholarship

    Isle of Man Sport Aid has announced that it will be supporting fifty-eight local athletes through the 2019/20 Isle of Man Sport Aid scholarship programme.  The scholarship works in conjunction with the Isle of Man’s Strategy for Sport where it aims to highlight the success of sport to promote the Isle of Man and fulfil the potential of talented performers on the world stage.  Chairman of Isle of Man Sport Aid, Sarah Corlett, said:  ‘A great number of current and former Sport Aid recipients have gone on to…

    read more Thu, Mar 14th 2019 4:13 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Inclusion to be highlighted in training to school staff

    Teachers and staff who work at schools on the Island are to undertake training on inclusion, which will include autism awareness training, to help expand their knowledge, understanding and practice. This mandatory training will complement the recently launched Continuum of Learning and Inclusion (COLI).  COLI is a government framework used for supporting and including children and young people in education by providing research and practical tools to assist in the identification and support of learning nee…

    read more Tue, Mar 12th 2019 9:05 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

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