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    Top tips for creating engaging physical education

    15 March 2018 By Sue Wilkinson and Eileen Marchant, Association for Physical Education

    We all know and recognise that a healthy body gives rise to a healthy mind. There’s now a wealth of knowledge and evidence providing the connectivity between activity, emotional wellbeing and improved academic achievement.

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    The SQ and essential subcontractors

    14 March 2018 By Beth Lord, Contracts Officer

    In September 2016 the Cabinet Office along with Crown Commercial Service issued a PPN stating the introduction of a new supplier selection questionnaire, aptly named “Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ)” which was to be implemented immediately.

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    Top 10 saving tips on classroom stationery

    07 March 2018 By Melanie Godley, Buyer - Stationery

    You don’t need me to point out how tight school’s budgets are at the moment - but there are some quick things you can do to help save money.

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  • Fire service in the snow

    Emergency response equipment is snow joke

    06 March 2018 By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    As the ‘Beast from the East’ gripped and caused chaos throughout the UK, it’s important at such a time, to remember the increased strain that is inherently forced upon the emergency services.

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    Easter craft ideas

    06 March 2018 By Heather Millard, Campaign Manager

    Let your children experiment with marbling inks with these lovely Easter themed activities.

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  • Easter egg hunt

    Make your Easter egg hunt more egg-citing

    02 March 2018 By Tara Charlesworth, Buyer - Arts and Crafts

    Children love taking part in Easter egg hunts! Not only are they fun, they’re great for teaching a wide range of skills.

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  • Bigjig blog

    Six steps to imaginative play in early years

    01 March 2018 By Jasmin Hayes, Bigjigs Toys

    Children as young as 12 months can begin experimenting with imaginative play, but what does it really mean for the little ones?

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    Top tips for a fun and engaging reading area

    26 February 2018 By Alexandra Wainwright, Project Manager - Furniture and Design

    It’s World Book Day on 1 March where parents and teachers take a heightened interest in encouraging their children to pick up a book and read. It’s a fantastic day where they can have fun with some of their favourite books and stories.

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  • Outdoor learning in your daily routine

    22 February 2018 By Eden Learning Spaces

    The formative early years are full of wonder, curiosity and discovery. This special time should be fostered through inspirational learning experiences in dynamic environments.

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  • Regulations blog

    Negotiated procedure without prior publication

    15 February 2018 By Beth Lord, Contracts Officer

    When the term “negotiation” is mentioned around a public sector procurement, particularly those over the OJEU threshold, it generally creates immediate unnerving feelings.

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