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  • YPO consultancy services

    How to procure consultancy services – the YPO way

    18 July 2019 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services

    Consultancy and professional services spend has long been a challenges across the Public Sector for a number of organisations. Issues ranging from how to classify and procure consultancy through to what best value looks like and how to protect the business from risk.

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  • Featherstone blog

    Introducing coding and ICT at a early age

    26 June 2019 By Featherstone All Saints C of E Academy

    Here at Featherstone All Saints C of E Academy, we acknowledge that ICT and Coding are fundamental to every child’s development. Due to the evolving importance of ICT in today’s society, it is key to introduce computing and ICT to children from an early age.

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  • cleaning

    Innovative Cleaning

    24 June 2019 By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer - Cleaning and Hygiene

    Before we can evaluate effectiveness of disinfectant, we must first acknowledge what a disinfectant is. Well, a disinfectant is defined as an agent that eliminates any disease causing micro-organisms and their spores. Or, more simply, a liquid chemical that destroys bacteria.

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  • The evolution of SPIRAL PE

    11 June 2019 By Nick Powell - PE Partners

    In this Blog, PE Partner director Nick Powell looks at how SPIRALPE has developed over the last five years to become a best practice sharing community for schools across the UK.

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  • Why netball is rising to the top!

    11 June 2019 By Matthew Pinder - Assistant Buyer for Sports and SEN

    Netball is a sport which evokes memories for a lot of us, mainly from our school days where it would often be a go-to choice for PE or as part of the school team. However, netball spent many years in the shadow of other mainstream sports which often left it overlooked, with rounders, football and tennis all seemingly being the untouchable trio of sport choices. In recent years though, netball has become hugely popular and offers many benefits to all.

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  • Lauren Robinson

    Meet the Buyer - Lauren Robinson

    10 June 2019 By Lauren Robinson, Framework Manager - Furniture

    Lauren started her YPO journey when she was just 19, and has worked her way to her current role of office furniture framework manager, working closely with customers and assisting them through the entire procurement process.

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  • maths

    Why is mathematical fluency important?

    07 June 2019 By Polly Church - Eastpoint Ltd

    The National Curriculum aims for pupils to ‘become fluent in the basics of mathematics. This should be done through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex maths problems, so that pupils develop understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

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  • meet the buyer claire deacey blog

    Meet the Buyer - Claire Deacey

    07 June 2019 By Claire Deacey, Category Buyer - Social Care

    Claire started working for YPO in January this year as a Category Buyer for the Social Care team.

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  • A new era for PSHE

    05 June 2019 By Jonathan Baggaley - Chief Executive - PSHE Association

    In this blog, PSHE Association Chief Executive Jonathan Baggaley writes about government commitment to improving the status of PSHE education from 2020 and the implications for schools.

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  • attracting the right apprentices blog

    Attracting the right apprentices

    30 May 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - HR Services Category Manager

    There’s two ways to bring apprentices into your organisation. You can bring in new apprentices by recruiting externally, or you can look at current employees and look at ways of developing them. Both can benefit your organisation.

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