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  • Isle of Man Government and National Education Union agree deal over teachers' pay

    The National Education Union (NEU), which represents more than 60% of teachers on the Isle of Man, has reached an agreement in principle with the Manx Government in discussions over teachers’ pay. A deal was struck after representatives from the Department of Education, Sport and Culture and the NEU held ‘engaging and positive talks’ with the Manx Industrial Relations Service (MIRS) on Wednesday. The agreement will see all Isle of Man teachers move to the London Fringe Area pay range, retaining the link to…

    read more 4 days ago by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • BMX star Shanaze Reade to launch HSBC Manx Youth Games

    One of the most successful British BMX riders of all time, Shanaze Reade, will officially launch this year’s HSBC Manx Youth Games on 20 January at the Sports Institute in Douglas. In a remarkable career, the 31-year-old from Cheshire competed in two Olympic Games and won multiple world titles in both BMX and track cycling. Shanaze said: ’It is such an honour to have been asked to launch this incredibly special and well-established sporting event in the Isle of Man. Sport of any kind is extremely beneficia…

    read more Tue, Jan 14th 2020 11:58 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Parents reminded to register children for school by end of January

    Parents of children turning five in the academic year 2020/21 are reminded that they must register their child with a school by the end of January 2020. From the end of January 2020, nurseries and playgroups will be liaising with the children’s schools to share consented information with the Reception Team. This ensures that the transition into school is smooth and enjoyable for the child and their family. In addition, registration of the children at their catchment school enables schools to allocate staff…

    read more Thu, Jan 9th 2020 4:30 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • History student wins Ella Olesen Scholarship

    Student Breeshey Webb is the winner of the 2020/21 Ella Olesen Scholarship. The 19-year-old from Sulby, who is currently studying towards a degree in history and heritage at University College Isle of Man, will follow in a long line of Manx students to be given the chance to spend a year studying at the University of Idaho in the USA. The scholarship is awarded annually to a female degree student who has been supported through her studies by the Isle of Man Government. It was established in 1971, by Ella O…

    read more Mon, Jan 6th 2020 2:40 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Nominations open for IOM Sports Awards

    Nominations for the 2019 Isle of Man Sports Awards, sponsored by Microgaming Play It Forward, have opened. Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture said: ‘The night is one of the highlights of the Isle of Man’s sporting calendar’. ‘It is a wonderful opportunity for the Manx public to nominate and pay tribute to the island’s stars, coaches and teams. ‘It has been another excellent year of achievement with so many stories to celebrate.’ The nominations for the 11 categories close on 24 J…

    read more Thu, Dec 19th 2019 4:52 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Songs from Frozen and Polar Express to be performed at the Manx Youth Wind Orchestra’s Christmas show

    The Manx Youth Orchestra, which consists of 250 young musicians who meet up each week to form various groups, will be giving its annual Christmas Festival Concert at the Villa Marina in Douglas on Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm.  The groups include Junior and Senior String Orchestras, Wind Bands, Guitar Ensemble, The Manx Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Senior Manx Youth Orchestra. Supported by the Friends of the Manx Youth Orchestra, the concert will include lots of festive music for all the family, includi…

    read more Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 10:49 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • 5th Ministerial meeting of the Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-used Languages work sector 21/22 November 2019

    The British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector held its fifth Ministerial meeting today, hosted by the Isle of Man Government. Ministers were welcomed by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture on behalf of the Isle of Man Government. The British-Irish Council, established in 1999, is a forum for its members to discuss, consult and use best endeavours to reach agreement on co-operation on matters of mutual interest within the competence of i…

    read more Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 4:53 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man school wins prestigious award for ‘pioneering approach’

    An Isle of Man school has won a prestigious award for its pioneering approach to the qualifications it offers students.  Castle Rushen High School was named the ‘International Centre of the Year’ at the high-profile Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards ceremony in Glasgow on Friday.  The annual event celebrates outstanding achievements in education and training, not just in Scotland, but throughout the UK and around the world.  The southern school was nominated for taking a pioneering approac…

    read more Tue, Nov 19th 2019 2:31 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Island hosts 2019 Home Nations International Table Tennis Tournament

    The Island has hosted this year’s Home Nations International Table Tennis Tournament at the National Sports Centre in partnership with the Isle of Man Table Tennis Association. The bi-annual tournament features seven home nations – the Isle of Man, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Guernsey and Jersey. Matches were played as doubles, singles and mixed teams with categories of Senior, Junior (under 18) and Cadet (under 15), from 8 November to Sunday 11 November 2019.  Opening the event, the Minister for Ed…

    read more Thu, Nov 14th 2019 3:15 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Students to explore their transferable skills at event

    The 2019 Employment and Skills event will see a diverse range of local businesses and industries inspiring the Island’s students as they find out more about the world of work and understand the importance of broad, transferable skills.  The event, at the Villa Marina on 7 November 2019 is open between 9am and 5pm, when employers will be meeting with young people, from the Island’s secondary schools, who are making choices about which subjects to study and how these choices fit with future career aspiration…

    read more Fri, Oct 25th 2019 10:14 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

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