The following news release was issued in the Isle of Man on Friday 30th September 2022 by Isle of Man Government. I am pleased to say that from January 2023 I will be taking on the headship of Willaston Primary School alongside my current headships at Dhoon School and Laxey School.
Dhoon Primary School, on the Isle of Man, achieves the Inclusive School Award with Flagship Status for the second time.
The full manifesto from NAHT Isle of Man can be accessed here. NAHT are asking all prospective candidates for Keys to endorse the manifesto and put “education” at the heart of this General Election.
Members of school leaders’ union, Isle of Man NAHT, are calling on candidates in the upcoming general election to join them in pledging to put support for education at the heart of their campaigns. The pledge forms part of a wider manifesto for education published today (12 August) by Isle of Man NAHT ahead of the House of Keys elections with the title “Our schools. Their future. Your choice”.
There’s no question that the global pandemic massively disrupted the education system, with schools closing and children being forced to learn from their home environments. We speak to Maxim Kelly of Laxey School and Dhoon School Federation, both of which not only successfully weathered the Covid storm, but also excelled at doing it with their innovative approach.
Laxey and Dhoon Schools were shortlisted for the TES Primary School of the Year award. I really enjoyed talking to Maxim Kelly, Executive Headteacher to find out all about his schools on the Isle of Man. It was really interesting to find out what it is like to live and work on the Isle of Man. I also had the privilege of speaking to the School council and finding out all about island life, how they are able to use their pupils voice and find out more about the school from the children’s point of view. You can listen to this ‘Spotlight’ episode on Teacher Hug Radio playback or from the link in the article.