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  • Regional swimming pools report update published

    An update about the future of regional swimming pools has been published on Tynwald’s Register of Business. The follow up to the Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s report into the affordability of regional pools becoming part of sports hubs, will be discussed in Tynwald next month. It acknowledges that the DESC must continue to work collaboratively with the respective pool boards to determine how their facilities can be more cost-efficient, and support an element of standardisation through a co-c…

    read more Tue, May 21st 2024 5:13 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Skills Strategy backed by Tynwald

    A plan to address the Isle of Man’s current skills shortage and help build a secure, vibrant and sustainable future has been backed by Tynwald. The Skills Strategy is a key part of the Government’s vision to deliver a strong and diverse economy and outstanding lifelong learning and development opportunities for all. The three-year plan sets out four goals, including identifying employer needs and strengthening the opportunities available to gain and develop skills in demand. Sarah Maltby MHK, Political Mem…

    read more Tue, May 21st 2024 4:47 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man unveils sports for 2029 Island Games

    The Isle of Man has announced the sports that will make up the 2029 Island Games.  It is expected that the International Island Games Committee (IIGA) will confirm the Isle of Man as the official host in July, having made it the preferred bidder.  The Isle of Man hosted the first ever Games in 1985 and it has since grown to become an established international event, considered a ‘mini-Olympics for islanders’. If successful, the Manx Games could attract 4,000 people from 23 islands and generate around £3.5m…

    read more Tue, May 14th 2024 1:00 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Children take centre stage for Island’s largest multi-sport event

    Hundreds of children will descend upon the National Sports Centre for the Island’s largest multi-sport event on Saturday.  Participants have been training hard ahead of the Sporting Club Manx Youth Games, which brings together children and qualified coaches from all over the Island to learn new sports, including hockey, football and a multi-sport offering for children with additional needs.  Those taking part have experienced the benefits of regular exercise and made new friends.  The programme also promot…

    read more Fri, May 10th 2024 12:04 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Strategy to develop futureproof Manx workforce unveiled

    A new strategy that paves the way to tackle a significant skills shortage and build a future ready workforce for the Isle of Man has been unveiled. The Skills Strategy provides a framework for both the Isle of Man Government and employers to actively invest in upskilling people in current and emerging sectors over the next three years. Tackling the skills shortage across multiple sectors is a key objective of both the Island Plan, which sets the vision for a secure, vibrant and sustainable future for the I…

    read more Tue, Apr 23rd 2024 2:54 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Childcare Credit Scheme backed by Tynwald

    More parents will qualify for help towards early years education and childcare costs after a new scheme was backed by Tynwald on Wednesday. The Childcare Credit Scheme 2024 will replace the Pre-School Credit Scheme, which had been in place since 2012. The updated scheme will see more children qualify for help after it was extended to parents of children who turn three in the academic year in which they apply, as well as those who turn four. Eligible parents will qualify for a universal credit of £4,166 per…

    read more Wed, Apr 17th 2024 6:06 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Your chance to support modernisation of education law

    The public’s views are being sought on various aspects of the education system including catchment areas, additional educational needs and mobile phone use. The results of the Education Amendment Bill consultation will modernise areas of existing education law and policy. It is hoped that amendments to the Education Act 2001 will help to meet the needs for the delivery of education provision for the future. The Education (Amendment) Bill is due to be introduced into the branches of Tynwald early 2025. Mini…

    read more Thu, Mar 28th 2024 2:38 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • More than 240 receive Duke of Edinburgh awards

    More than 240 young people have received their bronze or silver Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award at a special ceremony in Douglas on Tuesday. Secondary school students and independent groups achieved their awards after volunteering, taking part in physical activity and learning new skills, before completing an expedition. Each received a certificate from Thelma Corrin who has accommodated hundreds of participants over the years at her campsite in Ballaspit, St John’s. The theme of this year’s ceremony was…

    read more Wed, Mar 27th 2024 11:22 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Sarah Maltby MHK joins the DESC in arts and culture role

    Sarah Maltby MHK has joined the Department for Education, Sport and Culture. The Douglas South MHK has delegated functions relating to arts and culture, including chairing the Isle of Man Arts Council and overseeing the Villa Gaiety complex. Mrs Maltby, who is also a political member for the Department for Enterprise, said: ‘I am really looking forward to working within the DESC political team and helping to shape policies and strategies to make a difference. ‘As I have had over 14 years’ experience within…

    read more Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 4:22 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • RSE to resume with resources made available to parents

    The teaching of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) lessons will resume in primary and secondary schools in the Isle of Man after the Easter holidays. Schools will prioritise specific year groups with a phased approach to the reintroduction and delivery of a full curriculum from September 2024. Lessons will be based on Scotland’s Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) programme but changes have been made to the way resources are shared with parents and how teachers are trained, which address t…

    read more Tue, Mar 19th 2024 12:02 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

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