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  • a series of plants growing with different students names on

    Top tips for an eco-friendly classroom

    24 May 2021 By The YPO Team

    Here are some useful tips to implement in the classroom to encourage children to be more environmentally conscious.

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  • child reading

    Top tips to encourage children to read by choice

    28 April 2021 By Leanne Jephcott – Curriculum Specialist at Peters

    This year Children’s Book Week takes place from 3-9 May, and 2021 also marks the celebration’s 100th anniversary. Children’s Book Week aims to inspire children everywhere to love reading for fun. Below are some top tips for teachers and parents to encourage all children to develop a love of reading, including even your most reluctant of readers!

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  • Eden reading corner

    How to create an inclusive reading corner

    27 April 2021 By Emily Mayer - Marketing Communications Executive at Eden Learning Spaces

    Bring out your child’s inner bookworm and create a dedicated reading space where they can lose themselves in their favourite page turner. A space that feels comforting and peaceful. Sounds great, but how do you get started?

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  • two primary school children playing badminton

    Your updated guide to the PE and Sport Premium

    26 April 2021 By Matthew Hancock – Procurement Assistant for Sports at YPO

    With the PE and Sport Premium funding continuing until the end of the current academic year in England, we’ve provided an updated guide to help answer any questions you may have.

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  • Virtual call

    Save Education: Mobile and Unified Communications

    20 April 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer, Abzorb

    Although the children are now back at school there will still be thousands who are having to self-isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it, and will need to ‘home school’. So, daily disruption in UK schools will sadly be the reality for the foreseeable future and education will be delivered by a hybrid approach of digital learning and face to face in the classroom.

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  • superhero outfits

    To infinity...and beyond!

    19 March 2021 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer for Curriculum at YPO

    As the excitement of a very different Christmas for us all is now a distant memory, the start of 2021 has seen us all face another difficult time. The pressure on our NHS has been at a critical stage, many businesses remain closed, our high streets aren’t bustling with people and our schools were forced to close for a second time, with many parents resuming to home schooling.

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  • Egg making

    Engaging Easter Activities for Schools

    16 March 2021 By The YPO Team

    Not only are eggs topical, but they’re also a simple yet versatile resource that’s affordable and fun. We’ve rounded up our favourite egg-themed activities for primary schools and nurseries to celebrate Easter both indoors and out. Have fun!

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  • teacher and student

    YOU are the perfect teacher

    10 March 2021 By Cath Chell, Director at Learn Well

    What a challenging time to be a teacher! This wasn’t the start to the year that you had planned. Not only have you had to manage all of your personal worries and concerns, but you have also had to be there for each and every child in your care.

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  • Nathan

    Meet the education procurement team - Nathan

    26 February 2021 By Nathan Morrisroe, Supplier Relationship Co-Ordinator at YPO

    Nathan is new to YPO and the education procurement team but has lots of experience working with customers, as well as managing tendering processes. This is something he can support you with in his new role alongside sharing his knowledge with you on reducing your school’s carbon footprint!

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Elle

    02 December 2020 By Elle Barratt, Procurement Project Support

    Elle has worked at YPO for just over two years and is the procurement project support in the newly formed education procurement team. She’ll be your first point of contact for when you’re needing help setting up contracts or just need some advice on your school’s procurement activity.

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