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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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    Recruiting Together

    03 April 2020 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    During the next few months the world of recruitment will be pushed to deploy resources across public sector organisations. We've rounded up some information to provide you with an update on what YPO and the wider recruitment sector are doing to offer support.

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    The impact of 2021 IR35 reforms on public bodies

    02 April 2020 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    The IR35 reforms (off-payroll rules) have been in place in the public sector since April 2017 and were due to be implemented in the private sector in April 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the private sector implementation has been delayed by a year.

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    Early Years: Learning in a home environment

    30 March 2020 By Emily Hatfield - Digital Marketing Apprentice at YPO

    As young ones begin to explore and understand the world around them, it is also important to maintain a sense of learning indoors in a controlled home environment. We've compiled a how-to guide that shows the benefits and best practices to encourage our little learners to begin their education at home!

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    Exciting activities to help you celebrate Easter

    12 March 2020 By Mel Godley - Category Buyer for Arts and Crafts at YPO

    As the Easter holidays approach, activities and crafts are the perfect way to encourage celebrations as well as keep children occupied. We've got you covered with these easy Easter activities to incorporate in your classroom or to celebrate at home!

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    Meet the Category Manager - Ian Reed

    09 March 2020 By Ian Reed - Category Manager of Fleet at YPO

    Ian Reed joined the YPO team 15 years ago and is now the Category Manager for fleet in the procurement services team.

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    Top of the Sports - most loved products of 2019

    02 March 2020 By Matthew Pinder - Assistant Buyer of Sports at YPO

    Keeping up with the latest school sports trends is a vital way to engage students in your physical education lessons. Check out our countdown of the top 10 most loved sports equipment and products from 2019 to inspire your next class!

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    How to encourage sensory play with loose parts

    26 February 2020 By Emily Hatfield - Digital Marketing Apprentice at YPO

    Taste, touch, smell, sight and sound - the early years of childhood is a valuable time to engage in sensory play. Engaging the senses from a young age can help with developments and learning. Introducing loose parts is the ideal way to encourage this!

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    10 healthy alternative choices for Pancake Day

    24 February 2020 By Natalie Griffin - Campaign Manager at YPO

    As pancake day edges closer and closer we have to resist the urge to over-indulge on all things chocolate-y and sugary. But don't worry, we've got you covered with this list of healthy recipes for the tastiest toppings that are guilt-free.

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    Visualisers more than just a presentation tool

    21 February 2020 By Ed Fairfield - Head of Education at Elementary Technology

    A visualiser is a lot more than a presentation tool – it can be used to reduce workload, to improve marking and assessment, to share ideas and to encourage inclusion for all. This blog covers the basics of visualisers and explores more complex ways they can be used to have a real impact on teaching and learning.

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    Useful activities to make STEM teaching fun!

    17 February 2020 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer for Curriculum at YPO

    Science, technology, engineering and maths: STEM projects and activities are proving to be a great way to encourage teamwork, problem-solving and creative based learning in the classroom. We have put together some easy activities using recycled materials to help get you started.

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