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

  • Meet the education procurement team - Amanda

    06 October 2020 By Amanda Quinn - Procurement Projects Delivery Lead at YPO

    Amanda has worked at YPO for 11 years and loves working for an organisation that gives back to the public sector, with brilliant core values who really cares about its customers and employees.

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  • specialist vehicles

    Flexible contract hire options for uncertain times

    05 October 2020 By Paul Connor - Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS)

    SFS gives an overview of the benefits of contract hire over outright purchase, in particular for local authorities dealing with the after-effects of lock-down and ongoing uncertainty about the future.

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  • elderly man video calling family

    Managing mental health through Covid-19

    05 October 2020 By The YPO team

    Many of us are struggling with our mental health more than ever during the current pandemic however this is not something you should be hard on yourself about. We are out of routine; we've been stuck at home, adjusting to new working environments but most importantly we are trying to keep each other safe.

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Ash

    30 September 2020 By Ash Cartwright - Education Development Manager at YPO

    Ash has been at YPO for 11 years now, where he’s worked in various different roles including contracts officer, curriculum buyer, ICT and innovation manager and now his current role as education development manager.

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  • social distanced recruitment meeting

    Your guide to recruitment process outsourcing

    24 September 2020 By Alexandra Simpson - Omni Resource Management Solutions

    Omni Resource Management Solutions discusses RPO in our latest recruitment blog. They'll address and define what exactly recruitment process outsourcing is and how it works in the recruitment industry.

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  • children during lesson

    The Recovery Curriculum: a new and different term

    08 September 2020 By Rachael Lythe - Category Buyer of Curriculum at YPO

    The long-awaited return to school has arrived and with it comes a mix of emotions and a change to daily routines, school environments and socialising as structured learning recommences.

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  • disinfectant cleaning surface

    Cleaning guidelines for your early years furniture

    08 September 2020 By The Furniture and Design Team at YPO

    Since the pandemic outbreak there is a heightened awareness of the lengths we need to go to, to keep our hands, personal belongings and daily apparatus clean to ensure we are all doing what we can to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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  • children expressing emotions

    Having a positive impact on children's wellbeing

    03 September 2020 By Rose Riley - Content Writer and Editor at Twinkl

    In this blog, Twinkl has compiled some useful top tips to enable pupils to cope with the pressures of growing up in today’s society, stay happy, healthy and safe and fulfil their potential by making their wellbeing a priority at school.

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  • children learning outdoors

    Great group games for maths

    03 September 2020 By Yellow Door

    There is rich mathematical learning potential in the outdoors as children use the space to naturally problem-solve and make discoveries about numbers, shapes, and measures.

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  • woman virtually recruiting

    Upskilling the recruitment market post COVID-19

    02 September 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer of HR Services at YPO

    Organisations now more than ever need to look at how they can upskill existing employees and start to look at different skill sets within the market.

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