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  • Encouraging active lifestyles in and out of school

    11 March 2019 By Jo-Anne Town - Early Years and PE Leader, Gooseacre Primary Academy

    There is strong evidence that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for children. The UK chief medical officers recommend that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.

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  • Craft activities for Mother's Day

    06 March 2019 By Amelia Clutton, Category Buyer - Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Getting children to make take home gifts to coincide with key events is a great way to build relationships with parents. If you wanted to, you could even use this as a fundraising activity and ask parents to buy their child’s creation. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we’ve provided a couple of fun craft activities you could do with children for this.

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  • Charlotte Kennett

    Charlotte's apprenticeship journey

    06 March 2019 By Charlotte Kennett, Category Buyer - Corporate Services

    Charlotte joined YPO as an apprentice back in 2013 when she was just 16. Fast forward six years and she's climbed the ladder to her current role as category buyer and now manages the national YPO Apprenticeships framework!

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  • Apprentice Dental Nurse

    Spring into a new job

    05 March 2019 By Lizzy Grayson, Category Manager - Corporate Services

    Spring is a season of new beginnings and opportunities so if you’re thinking of a career change or gaining a new qualification, there is no time like the present. Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to begin on a career path you’re excited by, and support has never been more readily available.

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  • What's it like being an apprentice at YPO?

    05 March 2019 By Jorden Nestor, Business Administration Apprentice - YPO

    Are you considering an apprenticeship? Want to know more about what they’re like? In this blog, i'll be telling you about my time as an apprentice and how the experience is helping me progress with my future.

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  • travel blog getting the right training

    Implementation Guide - Getting the right training

    01 March 2019 By Alex Detheridge - Click Travel

    Now you know what’s expected of your organisation when implementing a new travel management company (TMC), let’s look forward a bit at how to get the right training in order to make transition as smooth as possible and quickly begin seeing the full benefits of your new travel partnership.

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  • Why consider the sustainability of paper?

    28 February 2019 By George Tennant, Procurement Assistant - Paper

    Have you ever wondered how sustainable your paper is? Ever wondered what the difference is between an FSC®-certified product and one which is not FSC-certified? This could be your time to switch and do your bit for the environment.

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  • Stress management tips

    19 February 2019 By John Harrison - Learning and Development Business Partner, YPO

    According to the 2018 Education Support Partnership Teacher Wellbeing Index, 67% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. Let me start out by saying, although this article is written in a light way, I do understand the impact prolonged stress can have, and I can speak from personal experience on the significant impact acute stress has had on my own mental health. This article is designed to provide a range of practical solutions that could support people with managing stress.

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  • Chloe Lynn Meet the Buyer

    Meet the Buyer - Chloe Lynn

    18 February 2019 By Chloe Lynn, Category Buyer - AV, IT and Business Machines

    Chloe joined the Education, Learning and Office Supplies team in June 2018. Creating access to best value products at the most competitive prices is the driving force behind her commitment to procurement.

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  • shredder blog

    Five things to consider when buying a shredder

    15 February 2019 By Chloe Lynn - Category Buyer

    Almost a year after GDPR became enforceable on 25 May 2018, there is still a level of confusion over what is classed as a compliant level of documentation disposal. In the education sector where children’s data is identified as requiring ‘specific protection’, they are identified as ‘vulnerable individuals’.

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