The Department has an ICT advisory service headed by the Education Improvement Service. Island schools broadly follow the Island’s advisory ICT curriculum. ICT is not only taught as a subject but is used widely to support learning in other subjects. ICT skills are critical to enhancing learning in the 21st century. Please see the link to the ICT curriculum.
All newly qualified teachers appointed to the service of the Department of Education and Children are required to successfully complete a statutory induction period before continuing in their career. Newly qualified teachers are entitled to appropriate levels of school based support within a programme of continuing professional development. There should also be periodic review and appraisal of their performance. Probationary periods and appraisal schemes for other groups of employees are in accordance with their relevant conditions of service.
The term ‘industry links’ does not describe a subject or study in its own right but rather a range of work related elements of a school’s whole curriculum. These elements include careers education and guidance, work experience, applied aspects of National Curriculum subjects, the teacher placement scheme and additional curriculum activities such as Junior Achievement, the CREST Awards Scheme and the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP). Primary and secondary schools and the University College Isle of Man (UCM) will build upon existing industry/business links so that they provide effective support for the full range of work related activities in the school/college and foster reciprocal benefits to the companies and the staff who are involved. Further information can be obtained from:
Corporate Services Division
Isle of Man
+44 1624 685808 or +44 1624 693838
All insurance matters are handled by the Corporate Services Division:
Department of Education and Children
Isle of Man
+44 1624 685820
All schools have fast, filtered internet access. Students are appropriately supervised when accessing the internet and the Department's Acceptable Use Policy lays out appropriate behaviours to be displayed by all users.