Healthy Futures was a multi-agency initiative which directed the development of approaches to health education across a number of sectors. Work has progressed from this within individual agencies and while the Department of Education and Children uses the key principles that underpinned Healthy Futures, this part of our service is evolving. We now have a greater emphasis on the development of skills within the Department's health education provision to encourage children and young people to make good choices regarding their own health. Policies on Sex and Relationship Education and Drugs and Alcohol (currently under review) are available from:
Corporate Services Division
Isle of Man
+44 1624 685808 or +44 1624 693838
Health and safety
Information regarding the Department's Health and Safety procedures for all of the Department's divisions is available from:
Department of Education and Children
+44 1624 685797
The Department supports pupils moving to higher education in the UK or at the University College Isle of Man (UCM) with fee payment and a system of means-tested maintenance awards. This support is fully detailed in the Isle of Man Student Awards Regulations, which are updated annually. Application forms and further details are available on the student grants page or from the Student Awards Section at the Department of Education and Children, email Student Awards.
Holiday Venture Schemes
School holidays are published by the Department according to the traditional 3-term year pattern. This information is normally published 2 years in advance.
Schools will have different approaches to the use of homework to support children's learning which will depend on factors such as the age of pupils and the needs of the curriculum. It would be normal to expect your child's school to communicate with you about how homework is used in their school.