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Review into DESC's dealings with Manx schools

'Governance and oversight' of schools under scrutiny

An independent review is to look into how the government's education department interacts with Island schools.

The review, to begin next week, is to be undertaken by Beaman's - a consultancy which also looked into the effectiveness of Noble's Hospital management back in 2013.

It's due to focus on the Department of Education, Sport and Culture's approach to working with primary and secondary schools.

The board, made up of three industry professionals, will focus on two main areas:

"The extent to which DESC is providing meaningful governance and oversight of schools and ensuring proper accountability."

And how the role of the department providing that may be improved.

The findings of the review is to be sent to the Council of Ministers by the end of July.

It will produce a number of recommendations.

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