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Level 7-8 Professional and Postgraduate

Postgraduate Level 7 qualifications include: Masters degrees such as MA, MSc, MBA Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, such as the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Level 8 qualifications include: Doctor of Philosophy, DPhil or PhD Postgraduate qualifications: usually require a good first degree, though a degree…

Lifestyle Services

Levels of good and bad health are influenced by some of the choices we make, such as smoking, how physically active we are and whether we eat a healthy diet. Healthy lifestyle services support you to identify unhealthy behaviours and find the motivation to adopt…

Links to School Ofsted Inspection

During the inspection: gathering and recording evidence Inspectors will evaluate evidence relating to the achievement of specific groups of pupils and individuals, including disadvantaged pupils, the most-able pupils, and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Overall effectiveness: the quality and standards of education…

List an Organisation, Service, or Event, in the Islington Family Directory

If your organisation or service supports children, young people and families in Islington, then we would like to hear from you. Your organisation or service can be considered for inclusion in the Family Directory if it meets one or more of the inclusion criteria. If you…

Living with my family

You may want to go on living with your family. However, many people want support to move on from their family home as they reach their mid or late 20’s. Whatever age is best for you and your family there are several housing choices you…

Local Area SEND Inspection

Framework for inspection of local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have SEND In 2015, the Secretary of State for Children and Families has asked Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to inspect all local areas…

Local Authority Duties for Children and Young People with SEND

The phrase ‘Local Authorities must’ appears 188 times in the SEN Code of Practice: The broad duties for the Local Authority (or Islington Council) , summarised here, are to: Ensure that children, their parents and young people are involved in discussions and decisions about their…

Local Authority Expectations

Every LA has a duty to ‘explain the special educational provision it expects to be made from within a mainstream school’s budget share’. Here we make explicit the provision we expect to be made by all Islington schools for children with SEND. This is important…

London Borough of Islington Home to School Travel Assistance Policy

This home to school travel assistance policy explains what help is on offer to get children and young people who live in Islington to education or training provision.  This policy has been developed with full regard to Government guidance and legislation. If there are any…

London Youth Labour Market Summary July 2021

The latest figures for employment by industry sector: Sector London % UK % Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 0.1 1.1 Manufacturing 2.5 7.4 Construction 4.6 6.4 Wholesale, Retail & Vehicle Repair 10.9 14.1 Transport & Storage 5.4 5.2 Hospitality & Catering 6.6 6.3 IT & Communications…

Long-term Conditions and Self-management

A long term condition is an illness which cannot currently be cured, but can be controlled and managed by medication, other therapies, making healthier lifestyle choices and managing the condition yourself. High blood pressure is the most common long-term condition in Islington. This is followed…

Managing money

It pays to be a money expert! Whether you are a student, employee, apprentice or school leaver, you will benefit from improving your financial skills and knowledge. Rates of pay, National Minimum Wage rates, student finance, learner bursaries, taxes and benefits change each year, so you…

Measuring progress for children with SEND

The progress of all groups of children has been a prominent issue for all schools since the introduction of the 2012 Ofsted inspection framework. Parents also want to see evidence of progress. The issue of showing progress is particularly challenging for children with special educational…

Measuring Success

All children progress at different rates, and the same is true for children with SEND. Children and their needs are individual, and what is appropriate progress is therefore also individual, and has to be defined by success in meeting appropriately challenging SMART goals. The Council…

Mediation

Mediation must be available to any parent or young person who is not happy with the final version of their Education Health and Care Plan. (Any disagreement about anything else is open to disagreement resolution, not mediation). Level 1 – Mediation Advice Access to mediation…

The Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act's starting point is the assumption that adults have the capacity to make all or some decisions for themselves, unless it is shown that they do not. If they do not, people should be given all appropriate help and support to allow them to…

Money and financial advice

For free online information and advice to help you manage your money ... ... go to the Money Advice Service  This website covers all aspects of personal finance such as how to open a bank account.  You can: speak to an adviser on 0800 138 7777 use…

Money for learning 16-18

If you are starting college or a sixth form course, there may be bursaries or other funds to help you Ask in your school or college about Learner Bursaries, travel concessions and other financial help. Schools and colleges have funds to help students who can’t…

Money to help full-time students

Check out the range of help below Family benefits – make sure your family is aware of all the benefits they can claim such as Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit or call these helplines: Child Benefit - 0300 200 3100/textphone 0300 200 3103 Child Tax…

Money, benefits and debt

Debt and Money Advice Services for Islington ResidentsAre you struggling with debt or money worries?Are things like benefit changes and increasing food and fuel prices affecting your income? Lots of organisations in Islington and nearby can help you free of charge. They can give you…

More about your choices in education and training after Year 11

At the end of Year 11 you must stay in learning until at least your 18th birthday This doesn't mean you must stay in school. You can choose an option to suit you from the following choices: a full-time course at a college or school…

Mouth Hygiene / Oral Health

Good oral health is important to good overall health as it allows people to eat, speak and socialise without pain or embarrassment.  Maintaining a healthy mouth and teeth is linked to quality of life and is an important part of active aging. Oral health is…

Moving in and out of Islington - Children with Education, Health and Care Plans

Moving to Islington If a young person has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, and their family are moving into Islington, it is helpful for parents and carers to contact the Special Education Team as early as possible. The Team can then advise them…

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

What is MASH? A national Multi‐Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) programme began in 2011 following the successful development of a model in Devon. According to an evaluation by the University of Greenwich, the turn-around time for child protection cases judged as high or complex needs has…

Need advice and help with career options?

Your teachers and advisers in school can help Some schools and colleges have careers information and access to online careers websites. See also Planning your future. You can also contact: the Progress Team is a good place to start. You can meet an adviser at centres…

Need advice on a drug, alcohol, gambling or other addiction in your family?

Here are local organisations that can help such as: Islington Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS) There are also other helplines and websites which can offer advice and support: Frank confidential online information and help Adfam for families affected by drugs and alcohol Al-Anonn supports young people affected by…

Need more information about the police, court or crime?

For information about what happens if you are stopped by the police or go to court, or if you are affected by a crime ... ... look at these websites: Safe is the Metropolitan Police’s website for young people. It has information on keeping safe and…

Need more information and advice about how to have safer sex and contraception?

There are local services ready to help you. They give young people confidential advice and support. Pulse offers confidential advice on all sexual issues including contraception. Pulse also offers pregnancy testing. You can use this service if you are under 25. Lift has a sexual health drop-in. You can…

Need more information and advice about your rights?

You will find information and advice from local organisations such as a law centre or Citizen Advice There is also a lot of information online Check out some of the websites below or for local services, look at the Related Services links on this page: Equality and…

Need more information or advice about STIs or safe sex?

Checkurself has information about chlamydia, including testing and treatment. You could have chlamydia without knowing. If you live in London and are between 16 and 24 years old, you can get tested for chlamydia by ordering a test kit. If you need treatment chlamydia is easy to…

Need more information or advice about your rights if you are in care?

If you are in care, there are organisations that can give you advice on your rights and people who can help you Local services The Children’s Active Involvement Service is for all children who have social workers or who are looked after. You can contact them if…

Need more information or advice if you are a refugee or asylum seeker?

There are local services that can provide advice and support for young asylum seekers and refugees: Alone in London can help with accommodation for young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. T: 020 7278 4224. Islington Law Centre can provide advice on…

Need some advice and help with career and education choices?

Your teachers and advisers in school can help with information and advice  You can also: look at the Related services section for further information or advice. contact the Progress Team to see an adviser at Islington's youth hubs  call the  National Careers Service helpline  0800 100 900…

Need some advice and help with job hunting?

Your teachers and advisers in school can help and you can also contact: The Progress Team call 0207 527 7031 or contact your nearest youth hub The National Careers Service helpline call 0800 100 900. GOV.UK - if you're aged 13 to 19 you can contact…

Neglect means not looking after a child or a young person properly

Neglect can include not providing enough food, warmth and decent living conditions Everyone has a right to these basic things in life. Adults who are responsible for you can be prosecuted if they don't look after you correctly. If you are made to sleep somewhere…

Newborn Hearing Screenings

The newborn hearing screening test helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible. This means parents can get the support and advice they need right from the start. One to two babies in every 1,000 are born with permanent hearing…

Notional SEN Budgets for Islington School 2018-19

What is the 'Notional SEN Budget and how is it calculated? LAs must, through the Schools Forum, identify the formula by which schools receive funding to provide support for pupils with SEND. This is called a 'Notional SEN Budget'. It is called 'notional' because no-one…

NVQs/VQs

National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications are job-related qualifications that show you can do a specific job If most of your GCSE grades are graded 3-1, you may start on a VRQ (vocationally recognised qualification), which is a level 1 qualification, before moving on to a level…

NVQs/VQs - Level 4 and above

National Vocational Qualifications/Vocational Qualifications (NVQs/VQs) are practical qualifications that show you can do a specific job They are: usually taken by people in work offered in, for example: social care, retail, motor vehicle work, electrical installation, business administration, hairdressing, leisure and recreation, construction, engineering and…

Online applications

There are some differences between jobs and apprenticeships advertised online and those that use a paper-based application system Online applications must be sent back electronically through an online application form, usually on a company or employment agency website. Alternatively, you may be asked to send…

Other help

Prince's Trust Development Awards These Prince's Trust awards can help some young people for example, if you need help getting into work, education or training. You may be able to get a non-repayable award or money to help with things like the cost of tools or…

Other qualifications at Level 3

Other qualifications offered at level 3 support applications to or offer alternative routes to higher education Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) EPQ is aimed at 16 to 19 year olds who want to go to university. It is designed to show independent working and an ability…

Other ways to get a Short Break

Children and young people assessed as eligible for targeted short breaks can also use other services of their choosing by taking short breaks allocation as a cash payment. This option may also be useful for children who go to school in other boroughs and have…

Our priorities for 2020-2022

Priorities for the Islington Youth Council (IYC) over the next two years are: Keeping safe: We will work with council leaders and council officers to review Islington’s Youth Safety Plan, 'Working Together for a Safer Islington' and support the development and implementation of a new…

Our Vision for Children with SEND

Our vision is that every child and young person with SEND in Islington to have the opportunity to: Be happy, healthy, safe and confident about their future Become successful, resilient adults who achieve their aspirations in all aspects of their lives  Live fulfilling lives in…

Overnight Short Breaks

Overnight Short Breaks assist families who care for disabled children to continue to do so, or to do so more effectively, by giving them breaks from caring, They are part of the council’s Short Break offer for disabled children and their families.

Owning a home

There are several ways to own a home; Shared ownership Housing for Long-term Disabilities (HOLD) Buy a home outright

Paid carers and Personal Assistants

This web page tells you about ways to arrange, pay for and manage your own carer or personal assistant to provide care support in your own home.Paid Carers and Personal Assistants (PAs)Arranging a carer to help you in your own home gives you the flexibility…