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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

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    Five things you should know about Singapore Maths

    17 May 2022 By The YPO Team

    Maths Mastery, or Singapore Maths as it’s more commonly known, was first seen in UK schools in 2014. The term, originally coined in the US, describes an approach developed in Singapore, using a three-step learning process.

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    Five wise ways to spend your leftover budget

    07 March 2022 By Rachel Marr, Campaign Manager

    With the end of the financial year fast approaching, don't panic-spend or lose what classroom budget you have left! Here are five wise ways to spend any remaining budget you have before the financial yearend.

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    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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    Top tips for running a further competition

    24 November 2020 By The YPO procurement team

    A further competition, previously knows as a mini-competition, is a procurement process in which awarded suppliers on a framework produce a tender that outlines how they can meet the customers needs.

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    Understanding the world of consultancy

    03 December 2019 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for Corporate Services at YPO

    Last month we held a webinar introducing Consultancy+, the supplier of the new YPO framework; Managing Consultancy and Professional Services. We have pulled together some of the FAQs featured in this webinar below, as a handy guide for you.

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    YPO delivers excellent customer service

    10 October 2019 By Jo Marshall - Executive Director

    I’m delighted to announce that once again, we have achieved a high customer satisfaction rating according to the UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) Benchmark 2019.

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    How to procure consultancy services – the YPO way

    18 July 2019 By James Bridgland - Reed Consultancy+

    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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    Clean Air Zones

    29 April 2019 By Ian Reed - Fleet Category Manager

    Clean air zones are coming. This April sees London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone come into force and whilst London leads, more UK cities are set to follow.

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    Energy efficiency in schools

    20 March 2019 By Kerry Walker - Energy Category Buyer

    Are you a school or academy constantly under funding pressures? Many of you are being forced to make cuts that leave your school suffering and trying to make the most of the resources you have. Imagine if you could relieve some of the financial pressure by saving money through your energy... This blog tells you how!

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  • AI and the rise of Virtual Worker

    07 November 2018 By Ashley Cartwright, Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    As we move into what is commonly dubbed as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” businesses are evolving at increasing speed. Customers are expecting more and more from their service providers, making technological flexibility and work-place productivity paramount in staying on top of demand.

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