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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 Youth Labour Market Summary November 2019

The latest figures for employment by industry sector: Sector London % UK % Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 0.1 1.0 Manufacturing 2.2 7.7 Construction 5.7 6.6 Wholesale, Retail & Vehicle Repair 10.2 14.0 Transport & Storage 5.1 5.0 Hospitality & Catering 7.1 6.9 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…

Looking for education and training opportunities?

If you're leaving school and moving on you will need to have a plan for what you want to do next. It may feel a bit scary but you will get help to make decisions from a careers adviser, your teachers, people who know you, your parents and…

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…

Meet the candidates

Your candidates for the 2019 Youth Council Election: Abdul Rahman Jimale 'Being safe is your fundamental right. Vote for me to get involved in policy making on youth crime and make a difference!' Manifesto: My first priority is to strengthen the current policy of anti-knife…

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

Go to the Money Advice Service for free online information and advice to help you manage your money. 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 web…

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…