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  • Glue stick

    Do you have any glue sticks?

    07 July 2016 By Nikki Burch, Programme Manager - FundEd

    We all know that austerity measures have been forcing schools to explore alternative ways to fund resources, but when my husband, a secondary Maths Teacher, paid to have a box of glue sticks delivered to home, I knew that things had got serious.

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  • YPO announces partnership with Roald Dahl Estate

    05 July 2016 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

    YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, has joined hands with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate to sponsor the 100th birthday celebrations of the world’s No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl.

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  • £20 notes

    Saving money by buying better

    05 May 2016 By Simon Hill, Managing Director

    Working closely with hundreds of schools across the country, we know only too well the financial challenges facing the majority of schools - primary, secondary and academies. The recent Budget provided little relief or reassurance to schools about future funding.

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  • Stanley wins national schools art competition

    29 February 2016 By David Lunn, Blog Editor

    An 8-year-old schoolboy from Holmfirth has won a national arts competition to design the front cover of the YPO 2016 art catalogue.

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  • Harlesden Primary

    UK schools to benefit from £2 million profit share

    02 December 2015 By David Lunn, Blog Editor

    Thousands of schools across the country are benefitting from a share of £2 million as part of our unique share of profits scheme.

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  • Get talking

    Put down your pens and get talking

    07 October 2015 By Natalie Griffin, Campaign and Communications Manager

    Today sees the return of the No Pens Day initiative which encourages schools to put down their pens and pencils for an entire day and focus on other forms of communication in the classroom.

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  • UK Public Purse

    Delivering "more for less"

    01 September 2015 By Simon Hill, Managing Director

    In advance of the 2015 Spending Review, public sectors workers have an opportunity to tell central government how improved public services can be delivered with less money.

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  • The End

    The death of the textbook?

    27 August 2015 By David Clinton, Business Manager - Education, Learning & Office Supplies

    On 9 July at the UK’s Global Education Reform Summit in Westminster, one of Barack Obama’s top education advisers announced to the audience that textbooks are “outdated as soon as they are printed”, and urged schools on both sides of the Atlantic to get rid of textbooks in the next five years.

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  • Old Classroom Furniture

    What to do if your school isn’t a funding priority

    04 June 2015 By Alain Jones, National Furniture Sales Manager

    Earlier this year the government announced the second round of its flagship priority school building programme. If your school didn't make the list but is in desperate need of a face lift, how can you get the most out of the budget you do have?

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  • Electricity Control

    What makes up your business energy bill?

    27 May 2015 By Beverley Upcraft, Category Business Partner - Energy

    Electricity prices are at their lowest since 2012, but a lot of organisations are failing to see any financial benefit - why?

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