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  • children during lesson

    The Recovery Curriculum: a new and different term

    08 September 2020 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer of Curriculum at YPO

    The long-awaited return to school has arrived and with it comes a mix of emotions and a change to daily routines, school environments and socialising as structured learning recommences.

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  • children expressing emotions

    Having a positive impact on children's wellbeing

    03 September 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to enable pupils to cope with the pressures of growing up in today’s society, stay happy, healthy and safe and fulfil their potential by making their wellbeing a priority at school.

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  • teachers in staff meeting

    Top staff wellbeing tips you can use

    26 August 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to help you encourage wellbeing amongst staff in your school along with lots of resources to engage your team.

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  • early years play outdoors

    Play and learn outdoors with Cosy

    18 August 2020 By Emma Davies - Early Years Educational Specialist at Cosy Direct

    With an ever-increasing emphasis on the benefits of outdoor play, it’s a wonderful opportunity for schools and settings to audit and extend their provision. It’s a wonderful sight to see children fully immersed in a quality outdoor learning environment, somewhere that enables challenge and motivation, as well as nurturing.

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  • children playing outdoors with hula hoops

    Great games for outdoor literacy

    03 July 2020 By Yellow Door

    Children thrive on outdoor experiences and as we are being actively encouraged to spend more time outside at the moment, it is especially important that we consider all areas of the Early Years curriculum in our outdoor spaces.

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  • Making the most of space in an education setting

    01 July 2020 By Sam Walting - Project Manager of Furniture and Design at YPO

    With all the challenges faced by schools currently in terms of social distancing, now is as good a time as any to start putting any unused spaces to good use.

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  • man washing hands in sink

    The importance of washing your hands

    10 June 2020 By Kelly Snee - Category Buyer of Cleaning at YPO

    70% of all infections are caused by contaminated hands, so it’s no surprise that the single most important piece of health advice given by experts to help stay safe is to wash your hands correctly, as often as possible with soap and water, throughout the day.

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  • Person cleaning a staircase with gloves and spray

    What funding is available to deep clean my school?

    26 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    We know that The Department for Education is providing financial support to eligible schools up to the end of the 2019 and Summer 2020 term to help facilitate deep cleaning as a result of COVID-19. But how do you get this funding, how does it work and are you eligible I hear you say?

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  • Empty classroom

    How can we safely social distance at school?

    22 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    As we anticipate the return to school for early years, some primary schools and potentially some secondary schools, many are questioning how it is going to be possible to adhere to social distancing in the classroom and throughout the building.

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  • students and teacher using tablets

    Upgrading school ICT equipment through leasing

    22 April 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    It can be tough for schools to keep up with emerging technologies and the demand for up-to-date ICT equipment against restricted budgets, which is why many schools are looking at alternative, cost-effective ways of funding devices, including the option of leasing.

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