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  • PE teacher using a tablet in lesson

    Using technology to deliver engaging PE lessons

    05 December 2019 By Nick Powell - PE Specialist and Director of SpiralPE

    We can all see the increased role technology plays in our everyday lives but what about within school and more particularly, PE? Can technology help with delivering engaging PE lessons and at activity clubs, to ensure pupils get the most from PE and physical activity? Can technology help busy teachers when planning PE lessons?

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  • inside of school bus

    Safeguarding students on the school run

    04 December 2019 By Dominic Kalantary - Director at Vectare

    When reference is made to the “pupil journey”, most educators instinctively think of a child’s progress upward through their school. But for the students themselves, the most relevant journey to them on a day to day basis is the one that they make from home to school, and back again, five days a week.

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  • YPO world of procurement figure

    Understanding the many phrases of procurement

    03 December 2019 By Matthew Larkin - Digital Marketing Officer at YPO

    There are many complicated terms and acronyms when it comes to procurement, so we rounded up the information to help people understand it a little better!

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  • man and woman reading a contract

    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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  • a series of plants growing with different students names on

    Top Tips for an Eco-Friendly Classroom

    19 November 2019 By Matthew Larkin - Digital Marketing Officer at YPO

    Here are some useful tips to implement in the classroom to make students more environmentally conscious and to help them make changes.

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  • paper shreddings

    The importance of shredding for GDPR compliance

    13 November 2019 By Thomas Miller - Trade Marketing Executive at Fellowes

    GDPR became law on 25th May 2018. There are significant fines for breaching the new data protection regulations meaning it is essential that organisations and its employees have access to a shredder to avoid the consequences of a data breach.

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  • secondary class experimenting during science lesson

    Top tips for running secondary science practicals

    07 November 2019 By Deborah Roberts - International education consultant, author and trainer

    Organising a class of young people can be a daunting prospect in any lesson. Introduce chemicals and a Bunsen burner to the mix for example and it can be a bit of a challenge to say the least.

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  • YPO category manager, Daniel, portfolio image

    Meet the Category Manager - Daniel Veasey

    07 November 2019 By Daniel Veasey - YPO Category manager, Energy

    Daniel Veasey joined YPO in September 2019 and is the category manager for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • tennis ball and leaves in guttering

    Five cleaning tips to help you prepare for winter

    04 November 2019 By Jonathan Carr - YPO Assistant Category Buyer, Cleaning and Hygiene

    The dark nights are starting to close in, which can mean only one thing, winter is coming! Here’s our top five cleaning tips to help you with the winter months.

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  • two primary school children playing badminton

    Your updated guide to the PE and sports premium

    31 October 2019 By Gemma Maw - Sports Category Buyer at YPO

    In April, the Department for Education confirmed that the £320 million PE and Sport Premium for primary schools, would continue in the 2019-2020 academic year. The aim of the funding is to help improve the health of future generations.

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