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

  • Making maths magical through play

    Making maths magical through play

    18 March 2022 By Learn Well

    Make it sparkly and twinkly, make it squidgy and smelly, make it natural and textured. Let children use real things and lots of them. Let them hold them, move them, squish them, smell them, describe them and yes, count them. Doing the same thing in lots of different ways, using all of the senses, will build a strong sense of number: the awesome one, the tantalising two, the thunderous three, the fabulous four!

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  • mum teaching maths with child

    The power of passion and positivity for maths

    17 March 2022 By Catherine Chell from Learn Well

    In this blog, Cath from Learn Well discusses the importance of having a positive outlook when learning or teaching maths and provides some top tips to nurture a passion for maths!

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  • Woman working on a laptop

    Top tips for a better vetting process

    16 March 2022 By James Whittingham - CEO at Talent Clouds

    The Home Office recently announced that Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) would be introduced for digital identity document verification for Right to Work checks from 6 April this year.

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  • children with mother

    Craft activities for Mother's Day

    16 March 2022 By Amelia Clutton, Category Buyer - Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Getting children to make gifts to coincide with key events is a wonderful way to build relationships with parents. 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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  • Successful job interview

    Why engage Early Careers support?

    09 March 2022 By Jennifer Scheinder, Solutions Director Early Careers at Hays

    It’s no secret that recent events have caused a shift in the labour market. Talent is harder to come by than ever before and effective recruitment has never been more important.

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  • teacher working out budget

    Five wise ways to spend your leftover budget

    07 March 2022 By Rachel Marr, Campaign Manager

    With the end of the financial year fast approaching, don't panic-spend or lose what classroom budget you have left! Here are five wise ways to spend any remaining budget you have before the financial yearend.

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  • Teenagers in a library

    Top tips to encourage teenagers into libraries

    28 February 2022 By Alexandra Wainwright – Furniture and Design Project Manager

    Schools and libraries are having to compete with this digital world and understand better what motivates teens to read. Reading should be an enjoyable experience that helps with teenage development.

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  • Joe Holland Assistant Category Buyer of Energy at YPO

    Meet the Buyer - Joe Holland

    14 February 2022 By Joe Holland - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    Joe Holland joined YPO in 2014 and is now the Category Buyer for ICT in the procurement services team.

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  • Office printer

    Framework vs non-framework contracts

    10 February 2022 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    During a recent meeting with one of our Multifunctional Devices framework suppliers Ricoh, Zoe Morgan-Kriek, our Category Buyer for ICT met Keith Stevenson the framework manager to discuss the benefits of our customers using a framework.

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  • Packing up office

    Moving office? Top tips to ensure a smooth move

    08 February 2022 By Terry Gibbs - Director at Restore Harrow Green

    Many organisations are looking at how their offices are configured with lots making changes to fit in around new ways of working.

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