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  • Operator sought to make NSC café a dining destination

    A unique opportunity has arisen to transform the café at the National Sports Centre into a focal point for guests and visitors.  Experienced providers are asked to register their interest on the Government’s website, demonstrate their capability of running the café, and share their vision for its future.  Anyone wishing to apply must be able to deliver a healthy and imaginative menu, consistently excellent customer service and put their own stamp on the space.  Thousands of people use the centre’s faciliti…

    read more yesterday by www.gov.im

  • Chief Minster welcomes certainty over university fees

    Isle of Man students will pay home fees to attend all English universities and colleges from 2021 after clarification was received from the UK Government.  While the vast majority of universities currently charge Island students the same as those from the UK, an anomaly has meant some have charged international fees that may add tens of thousands of pounds to the cost of a university place.  An increasing number of higher education institutions in England had indicated to the Isle of Man Government that th…

    read more 2 days ago by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Parents asked to keep children at home where possible

    Parents are being asked to keep their children at home whenever possible and only use hub schools when strictly necessary. The Isle of Man Government is also strongly advising secondary age students and school staff who can wear face coverings to do so.  The small number of students sitting assessments or exams this week are also advised to wear face coverings and follow social distancing rules. Strict hygiene measures will be in place when they sit their technical and vocational assessments and BTEC exams…

    read more Mon, Jan 11th 2021 3:51 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Parents receive free school meal vouchers for second lockdown

    Parents of children who normally receive free school meals will receive vouchers to spend on essential groceries while schools remain closed. Most schools and nurseries in the Isle of Man closed on Thursday, except for 14 educational hubs kept open for vulnerable children and those of essential workers. The Free School Meal Voucher Scheme was first introduced in April 2020 to help parents provide meals for their children during the first lockdown. The scheme will see eligible parents receive a one-off vouc…

    read more Sun, Jan 10th 2021 8:00 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Statement from Department of Education, Sport and Culture

    Since the announcement by the British Government that most summer exams would be cancelled, the Department for Education, Sport and Culture has been in regular contact with the European Regional Director at Cambridge International regarding the future of IGCSE and I A-levels, which many of our students sit.  Whilst Cambridge International has indicated that they were still committed to running exams in Summer 2021, as planned, they have said they are open to further feedback from head teachers on the Isle…

    read more Fri, Jan 8th 2021 5:37 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Update on nurseries, playgroups and childminders

    On Tuesday, the Chief Minister ordered the closure of nurseries, playgroups and childminders for most children on the Isle of Man effective from 23.59 on Wednesday. The Government has asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and asked nurseries, playgroups and childminders to remain open only for those children who are designated as ‘vulnerable’ or are children of ‘essential workers’.  A list of Nurseries, Playgroups and Childminders who have remained open and have places available c…

    read more Thu, Jan 7th 2021 2:47 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Remote learning stepped up as schools close

    Schools and nurseries in the Isle of Man are to close from Thursday except for vulnerable children and those of key workers as the Island prepares to enter a second lockdown. The decision was announced by the Chief Minster on Tuesday after seven new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Island. The Isle of Man Government will re-establish a hub school system for children of essential workers and vulnerable children and reinstate a free school meal voucher scheme. Following the first lockdown in 2020, the Gov…

    read more Wed, Jan 6th 2021 6:17 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man Sports Awards: Ceremony to shine light on sporting heroes

    The Isle of Man Sports Awards will be held in front of a live audience in 2021 and celebrate the achievements of the Island’s leading athletes, coaches and teams in a year filled with unprecedented challenges. The event will also shine a light on the unsung heroes who have worked tirelessly to keep sport going despite the global pandemic. Due to lockdown restrictions, the previous event was moved online for the first time, with hundreds of people streaming the awards from the comfort of their own homes. De…

    read more Tue, Dec 29th 2020 7:00 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Teachers' pay statement by Dr Alex Allinson MHK

    When I was appointed Minister in March this year I committed to help resolve the ongoing industrial dispute between the Department and the teachers of our Island. Over the last few years a culture had developed within education of mistrust and teachers not feeling valued or respected. Our education service is a vital part of our community and shapes our society. It provides teaching and learning opportunities for our young people and helps instil the values, hopes and aspirations we have for all our future…

    read more Mon, Dec 14th 2020 10:55 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man Sport welcomes new members

    A body that acts as an independent forum for the promotion and development of sport and recreation on the Island has appointed two new members. Isle of Man Sport announced the appointment of Tim Leeming and Stephen Cregeen on four year terms at their annual review. They will take over from former Olympian Marie Morgan and Gary Corkhill who are both retiring their seats. Mr Corkhill is standing down after an 18 year involvement with Isle of Man Sport, including serving as Executive Chairman for many years.…

    read more Thu, Dec 10th 2020 11:55 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

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