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  1. Education 11-14

    Getting Started in Years 7 to 9 Everyone is both excited and scared about starting secondary. This information has advice to help you: settle in and make the most of new opportunities learn about careers and learning choices choose the subjects in Years 10/11(Key Stage…
  2. Education and training

    Secondary school education During the first two or three years at secondary school you will follow the same curriculum or range of subjects as other 11 to 13-year-olds, giving you a good general education. In Year 8/9, you will choose the subjects that you go…
  3. Education and training 16-18

    What next — your options after Year 11 Look at all the choices and how they fit in with your career plans. After Year 11 you must now stay in learning until your 18th birthday. Your main choices are: a full-time course an apprenticeship or traineeship…
  4. Education and training 18+

    Thinking of going to a university or college to do a higher education course? The information and advice here is designed to help you, starting with course research through to applications and on to freshers’ week (the first week of university). Find out how to…
  5. Education, Health and Care Assessment

    The assessment of a child’s Education, Health and Care needs is a coordinated assessment that brings together all existing relevant information about a child. A ‘Keyworker’ from the SEN Team will be assigned to the family to support them through the assessment. The assessment process…
  6. Education, Health and Care Needs Management Board

    The Education, Health and Care Needs Management Board will consider requests and provide advice about Education, Health and Social Care provision to meet the assessed needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0-25 when those needs are exceptional (i.e.…
  7. Education, Health and Care Plans

    The SEN Code of practice says that the purpose Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan is to make special educational provision to meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, to secure improved outcomes for them across education, health and social care…
  8. Emotional wellbeing

    Positive mental health and emotional wellbeing describes how we think, feel, relate to others and interpret the world around us. Having good emotional and mental health helps us manage relationships, cope with stress and manage life changes both positive and negative.  Looking after your emotional…
  9. Employer’s and safety at work

    Employer’s have a responsibility to look after the people that work for them ... ... and the people who visit their company There are things employers must do if their employees are using computers, working in a noisy place, lifting things, using chemicals or other…
  10. Employment agencies

    Employment agencies provide staff recruitment and selection services to companies Agencies are not allowed to charge the job seeker a fee - the employer pays. There are two exceptions to this - entertainment and modelling work. Agencies vary in the range of jobs they offer. The vacancies…
  11. Employment and Support Allowance

    If you’re ill or disabled, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers you: Financial support if you’re unable to work Personalised help so that you can work if you’re able to You can apply for ESA if you’re employed, self employed or unemployed. Check if you’re…
  12. Employment Support

    If you need help finding your way around the dozens of employment support services in Islington, then iWork can help you find the best one for you. The iWork employment services offers 1-2-1 tailored coaching and mentoring support to get unemployed Islington residents into jobs…
  13. English as an Additional Language (EAL) and SEND

    ‘Difficulties related solely to learning English as an additional language are not SEN’ SEND Code of Practice Although some children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) will also have SEND, the great majority will not. Data shows that pupils with EAL often make rapid…
  14. Entry Level qualifications

    Entry level qualifications are for: anyone who has missed out at school people with learning disabilities anyone who want to try something for the first time. They are offered at three levels:  Entry level 1, 2 and 3. After Entry level 3 you can move…
  15. 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…
  16. 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…
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