Racial and Cultural Awareness in Education on the Isle of Man

Closed 4 Jan 2021

Opened 7 Dec 2020


We are seeking stakeholder views with a view to updating the school curriculum in light of representations from the minorities community and others.

Learning about ethnic minorities and their culture, lifestyles and other issues is currently covered in a wide variety of ways, and through various mediums and subjects in Island schools. At Primary school it is often covered thematically within wider topics looking at social, economic and wider cultural aspects of a place, person, or time period. At Secondary school minorities issues are often covered as part of Humanities subjects such as History, RE and Geography, or as part of Personal, Social, Health, Economic (PSHE) curricula. This survey will help DESC respond to heightened awareness of the Manx ethnic minority context, and wider context surrounding these issues globally.


Why we are consulting

The Department is interested in the views of the wider IOM public with regards to how matters of race are addressed within the School curricula. The responses will help to shape our work in this area with schools and wider agencies, as directed by COMIN in July 2020.

What happens next

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your response is valuable to us as we continue to improve standards of Education on the Isle of Man.


  • All Areas


  • Students
  • Children & young people
  • Parents, carers and & guardians
  • Black & minority ethnic


  • Policies, strategies & plans
  • Education 16-19
  • Early years & primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Higher education