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  1. Gap year - pros and cons

    There are pros and cons to taking a gap year You need to think about how taking a gap year will affect your future plans. A well thought out and planned gap year can look good on your CV and develop useful skills. Gap years…
  2. Study abroad

    More UK students are choosing to spend time studying abroad However, the implications of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) and people studying in Europe are fully known. For example, it has affected the fees UK students have to pay at universities in the…
  3. Equality

    The Equality Law 2010 Under this law: Everyone is treated equally and is protected from discrimination - being treated differently, less favourably or worse than others. The law is not easy and understanding what counts as discrimination is also not easy. If you feel you…
  4. Skills employers look for

    Employers want to know about your skills Whatever job you are applying for there are some skills, abilities and attitudes that most employers want. These are often called ‘employability’ or ‘transferrable’ skills. Having these in mind when job hunting may help you to be successful.…
  5. Job Search Planner

    Planning your search Try to set aside some time each day for finding and applying for jobs Knowing the best places to look for vacancies, developing good job hunting skills, planning, organising and recording what you do in your job search will save time and…
  6. Working hours for young workers 16-18

    The hours young people can work are covered by UK law The law covers:All young workers (except those who are genuinely self-employed) - a young worker is someone who is old enough to leave school but is under 18 years oldPart-time, casual, temporary and agency…
  7. Exclusions - Information for parents

    The decision to exclude a pupil is a very serious matter and should only be used as a last resort. Only the head teacher can exclude once they have carried out a thorough investigation. Find further information on types of exclusion, what happens next if…
  8. Create your own visual timetables

    Visual timetables are helpful when you want to show what you're going to be doing during your day, when it's going to be done and where it's going to be done, making it much easier for children to understand, learn and memorise. The following interactive templates…
  9. How is my child with SEND supported in school?

    Around 5,000 children and young people in Islington have identified Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and most of these are supported in their local mainstream school or Early Years setting. The majority of children and young people will have their needs met through additional…
  10. SEN Support in Islington - Behaviour Handbook

    The Behaviour Handbook for Islington schools outlines approaches and interventions which encourage and allow inclusion and reduce the risk of exclusion. Within the universal offer, which underpins the layers of support and intervention, is an understanding and ethos which supports the ideals of inclusion. It…
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