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About izzy-info

izzy-info.com is the website for young people in Islington, set up by Islington Council. Packed with information, advice and local youth organisations, it’s your one destination where you can find out things to do and places to go near you. Get help You can find…

Accessibility Strategy and Accessibility Plans

Duty placed on schools The Equality Act 2010 and related Equality Duty 2011 reiterate the duty on schools as laid out in the previous Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to produce an Accessibility Plan. The accompanying guidance for schools confirms that schools continue to have a…

Accessing Services

The NHS provides services that everyone can access.  Due to varying and often complex needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, it is possible that a range health professionals (including specialist health professionals) will be involved with you or your…

Achievement for All

The ‘Achievement for All’ programme (part funded by the DfE) was developed with primary and secondary schools and academies, special schools and pupil referral units. It provides a whole-school improvement framework, and has been positively evaluated for impact by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). There…

Additional Support

When a social worker is not involved with your child and family but you feel you need some additional support, to understand and manage the needs of your disabled child an Early Support Keyworker can help you.  The Early Support Team are part of the Disabled…

Advice for life

There's lots of information and advice for the things affecting your life, including where you can get help from local and some national organisations. If you have a decision to make or a problem to solve, just click on the links below or search the…

Advice on choosing a care home

Moving into a care homeMoving into a care home is a life changing decision and you should take as much time as you can to decide what kind of care you need and what type of home you want to move to. This web page…

Aged 16 or younger and want to work

There are laws about young people working that cover at what age you can do certain kinds of work, how many hours you can work and when you can begin working full-time. You may need a permit to work. If your employer lets you work…

Analysing and Using SEND Data

Data collection and analysis are essential elements in developing a more ‘forensic’ approach to removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and supporting the setting of realistic and stretching targets for SEND pupils. SEN Code of Practice The effective use of data helps to support the…

A and AS Level, T Level - GCE Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary, Technical Level

A levels are offered by... ... school sixth forms, sixth form colleges and some some further education colleges. They can also be studied through distance learning and: are usually studied over two years are offered in over 40 subjects need a minimum of five or…

Anti-social behaviour – a person or people causing trouble

If you are worried about people causing trouble around where you live or hang out, sometimes called anti-social behaviour, there are things you can do. If you have been involved in anti-social behaviour and you want to stop you can get help. Some types of…

Application Forms

Further advice on applying is in the Application Forms leaflet. You may need help if you have a criminal record and you are applying for work. Many employers will still consider you if they don’t think your conviction is relevant or you can show that you…

Applications to university

Applications to most higher education courses are made online through UCAS. You need to apply between 1 September and 15 January the year before you intend to go. There are exceptions, applications to: Oxford and Cambridge must be submitted by 15 October dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine and veterinary science must…

Applying to be a youth councillor?

Can I be a youth councillor? You must: be aged 13-17 on Monday 25 November 2019 to stand for election either live or go to school in Islington, or looked after by a foster carer for Islington Council be committed to spending three hours a…

Apprenticeship and work-based training providers

Find out about local training courses for 16 to 19 year olds. Check out the apprenticeship, training, job and learning opportunities in the latest Weekly Opportunities Bulletin and the Youth Employment Bulletin. Training providers: Create Jobs - opportunities within Theatre, Art, Dance and Advertising DiVA Apprenticeships - training…

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are jobs with training. Training is a mix of on and off-the-job training, leading to qualifications at level 2 or 3. Watch the video below to help you understand more about apprenticeships. Higher and degree apprenticeships are also available at Level 4 to 6, equivalent…

Apprenticeships and jobs

If you are in Year 11, you must stay in learning or training until at least your 18th birthday. Learning can be through an apprenticeship or further study. For further details check out the Raising the Participation Age (RPA) leaflet (see Downloads on this page). The official…

Are you being forced into a relationship or marriage?

It is wrong to make anyone marry or be with someone when they don’t want to. It is against the law to force someone into a marriage. If you feel threatened or are being hurt because you don’t want to be with someone you can…

Assess, Plan, Do, Review

The SEND Code of practice is specific about good practice once a potential SEND is identified, and the four types of action needed to put effective support in place through the 'graduated approach'. The four actions are: Assess: the Early Years / class teacher and SENCo should…