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Education chiefs to meet Island members

The two most senior figures in the head teachers' union the NAHT are to meet members in the Island today (Monday).

National President Steve Iredale and General Secretary Russell Hobby will be touring schools to hear about issues facing local heads and to find out more about the Manx education system.

They'll also meet Education and Children Minister Tim Crookall and department chief executive Stuart Dobson.

Later they'll attend the annual general meeting of the NAHT's Manx branch.

The NAHT represents headteachers, deputies and senior school leaders.

During their visit Mr Iredale and Mr Hobby will discuss educational and employment issues.

NAHT members in the Island will highlight what are seen as positive aspects of the Manx system, creativity and the Essentials for Learning curriculum, and school self-based review.

There will also be discussions about the recent raising of pension contributions for public sector workers and the impact that's had on teachers' salaries.

This evening Messrs Iredale and Hobby will meet association members at the AGM of the Island branch of the NAHT at St John's Mill.

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