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

  • soil sampling

    Celebrate our diverse planet in secondary science

    17 March 2021 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    Focusing on the theme the diversity of our planet, we've compiled a few simple science activities to help you celebrate our planet at your secondary school.

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    Inspiring our secondary school science students

    17 March 2021 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    We need to entertain, inspire and enthuse our future scientists. Our world wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have modern medicine, technology and of course the latest mobile phone. But how do we engage all secondary school students in science?

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  • Zoom family call

    Managing your mental health in uncertain times

    16 March 2021 By The YPO team

    Restrictions are starting to ease, schools are back and there’s hope on the horizon. However, things are still up in the air and many of us continue to struggle with our mental health. This isn’t something you should be hard on yourself about. We’re out of a routine, we can’t see family and friends in the way that we’d like just yet and we’re trying to keep safe. There’s a lot going on.

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  • Food preparation

    Are you prepared for Natasha's Law?

    15 March 2021 By Clare Stead - Senior Business Development Manager at Nutritics

    Natasha’s Law is set to come into effect in October 2021 – food falling within a category called Pre-Packed for Direct Sale will require allergen labelling. This blog has been designed to provide support around the considerations you need to undertake.

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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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  • Electric car charging

    The road to a greener planet

    27 January 2021 By Ebony Armitage - Assistant Buyer, Fleet at YPO

    The government has a 10-point plan for 'green industrial revolution’, of which includes phasing out sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.

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  • pies

    The best ever Mince Pies

    14 December 2020 By Riverside Catering

    We’ve been speaking to some of our customers about Christmas and what their plans are this year for the festive season. We managed to get hold of a top-secret mince pie recipe off the cook in charge, Mrs Gilling from Meadow View Primary School!

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  • apprentice nurses in hallway

    Apprenticeship levy: Use it or Lose it

    07 December 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator for HR Services at YPO

    Although the apprenticeship levy is over three years old now, it still remains somewhat of a mystery within the education and training sector. Details surrounding the levy has been generally elusive, so we've compiled some helpful information to help you use it or lose it!

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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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