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Manx education review ‘a catalyst for change’



a group of people sitting at a table in front of a laptop: Several teaching unions remain in dispute with the DESC over pay, conditions and workload


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Several teaching unions remain in dispute with the DESC over pay, conditions and workload

The Isle of Man education minister has apologised for the breakdown in the relationship between his department and teachers.

An independent review published in September described the relationship as “fractured” and criticised the culture that had developed on both sides.

Alex Allinson told Tynwald everyone involved “must do better” for children and their parents on the island.

Dr Allinson said the document would be a “catalyst for change”.

The independent report recommended changes to the governance of schools and a separation of policy making.



a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a mountain: Dr Allinson said both sides must work together to rebuild the relationship


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Dr Allinson said both sides must work together to rebuild the relationship

Supporting the review, Lawrie Hooper MHK said it should “absolutely be the catalyst for change, but it must be positive change”.

Jason Moorhouse MHK, who previously worked as a teacher, added that while the proposed interim

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