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  1. Planning your future

    Below are some of the most useful career websites These sites are about jobs and how to get into them: National Careers Service - free database of job profiles from the National Careers Service. Go to ‘Careers Advice’ and then ‘Job Profiles’. Or download the…
  2. Preparing for adulthood EHC Plan reviews

    All EHC Reviews taking place from Year 9 and onwards must include a focus on preparing for adulthood, including employment, independent living and participation in society. This transition planning must be built into the EHC plan and where relevant should include effective planning for young…
  3. Prevalence of SEND in Islington schools

    According to the Summer Term 2017 School Census, there were 4,618 children in Islington schools with a SEND (18.5% of all Islington pupils). 3.6% of children in Islington schools had an Education, Health and Care Plan. Both figures are higher than national, London and statistical…
  4. Problems in school

    Check out ... ... your rights to education and what to do for example, if you: are excluded from school are from another country cannot get in to the school you want. You can also contact the Child Law Advice Line (freephone) on 0300 330 5485…
  5. Provision Mapping

    What is a provision map? A provision map is a management tool providing an 'at a glance' way of documenting and showing the range of interventions, additional staffing and support that a school makes available Provision maps enable schools to look strategically at the needs…
  6. Public Transport

    All children and young people who are under the age of 16 are able to get free or discounted travel at any time on public transport. Children aged over 10 require a Zip Oyster photocard to continue to get free travel. Children aged over 16…
  7. Pupil Premium

    What is the Pupil Premium? The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children and young people (i.e. those eligible for free school meals nationally). The national allocation to schools is £2.4 billion in 2017/18 (£15 million to Islington).…
  8. Qualifications

    Check out what qualifications you can study full-time or part-time. You will have to study English and maths to Level 2, which is equal to GCSE grade 5/4 (or grade C) if you haven't got them yet. Whatever level you choose you can move up…
  9. Quality Assurance

    The Council ensures effective quality assurance (QA) of provision for children with SEND before and during the delivery of provision. The Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on LAs to improve the quality of provision for children with SEND. The Code of Practice says…
  10. Receiving a diagnosis

    All children are individual and will develop at different rates. However, to get a general idea ‘milestones’ are used to help track your child’s development and to give an indication as to whether they are progressing at a ‘typical’ rate. As a general rule, if…
  11. Registering a Birth

    Legally you need to register a birth within 42 days at the Register Office in the area where the baby was born. Find out what you need to do to register your baby's birth in Islington.
  12. Relationships and safer sex

    Sex and relationships can be complicated Pulse offers a range of sexual health advice and other services to support young people. Lift and Platform hold regular Pulse clinics, works closely with Brook and also offers free condoms to young people registered with the Come Correct Scheme.…
  13. Renting from a private landlord

    When you pay rent to a private landlord to live in a home they own. A private landlord is a person or a company who owns a house that is independent of a council or a housing association. Only a small number of council or…
  14. Reporting online abuse

    If someone has said things to you on your phone, a website or chatroom you don’t like ... ... you should tell someone you trust If you can’t think of anyone, you can look at the Related services and External links section for further information.
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