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Health and safety

Information regarding the Department's Health and Safety procedures for all of the Department's divisions is available from:

Health and Safety Adviser

Department of Education Sport and Culture

Hamilton House

Peel Road

Douglas

IM1 5EZ

Telephone:+44 1624 685797

Email:Send Email

 

 

Health education

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:

Department of Education, Sport and Culture

Corporate Services Division

Hamilton House

Peel Road

Douglas

Isle of Man

IM1 5EP

Telephone:+44 1624 685820

Email:Send Email

Higher education

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.

Holidays

School holidays are published by the Department according to the traditional 3-term year pattern. This information is normally published 2 years in advance.  

Home Education

The Education Act requires parents to present their children for education at school or to make arrangements for their education ‘otherwise’. This can be at home or at a private school etc. With effect from 1 September 2009, parents who educate their children at home or send them to a school other than a Department-run school are required by law to advise the Department via the Home or Private Education form, downloadable on this page.

For information, there is an independent Manx Home Education Association that can be contacted through the following email address isleofmanhomeeducation@gmail.com. (This is an external email address which is nothing to do with the Isle of Man Government and is not maintained by us. Therefore, we cannot take responsibility over your choice to make contact with the Manx Home Education Association via this means).

Homework

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.

 

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