Literacy for All (parent perspective)

Closed 24 May 2021

Opened 19 Apr 2021


The Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC)  would appreciate your time in completing this survey to gain further insight into the thoughts and perceptions of parents and school staff in relation to the teaching of literacy skills on the Isle of Man. We would like to establish how best we can support all children and young people (including those with literacy needs / dyslexia) to secure good literacy skills. 


The information gathered will help to inform our approach to supporting parents, school staff and professionals to recognise and respond to a child’s learning difference, and achieve better outcomes for children with literacy needs / dyslexia in the Isle of Man. 

Your privacy is assured. No identifying information will be used in the report resulting from this survey. All responses will be analysed to identify key themes and issues.

If you would like any further information regarding this survey, please contact Dr Helen Newbery via email -

What happens next

  • Feedback from the questionnaires will be analysed and used to inform the DESC Literacy Review.
  • Further consultation with stakeholders is planned via workgroups.
  • A summary of the findings and recommendations will be produced and submitted to the DESC for consideration.


  • All Areas


  • Parents, carers and & guardians


  • Disabilities & long term conditions
  • Education 16-19
  • Early years & primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Children & young people