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Why people bully and are bullied

People bully others for all kinds of reasons. They may be being bullied themselves and so they think bullying someone else will help them feel better. They may be being encouraged to bully you by ‘friends’ and are afraid of being left out if they…

Work experience and health and safety

Going on work experience should be a safe, interesting experience. But wherever you go on placement there are dangers, things left on the floor in an office, hot pans in a restaurant kitchen, machinery in a factory. You should be told about safety on your first…

Work Experience for Young People with SEND

Work experience normally refers to a temporary work placement within a company where you will work on junior-level tasks to gain experience, skills and knowledge of what it is like to work. Work experience placements are usually short-term, lasting from several days to several weeks.…

Workforce Development for SEND

The SENCO and the class teachers should decide on the action needed to help the child to progress in the light of their earlier assessment. There is sometimes an expectation that this help will take the form of the deployment of extra staff to enable…

Working for yourself or self employment

To work successfully for yourself, you need the right personal qualities, business skills and a business idea that has a good chance of succeeding, so research your ideas and plan your business carefully.  These organisations offer help and advice: Shell Live Wire - free advice and…

Working Time Regulations (WTR) on the maximum hours of work

Working Time Regulations are rules for both adults and young workers (aged 16 to 18) on the maximum hours you can work. There are separate rules that cover young people in part-time work whilst at school and under the official school leaving age. Young workers aged 16…

Working with children

Islington's Family Information Service (FIS) provides a jobs bulletin every two weeks showing vacancies with nurseries, schools, and all children and young people's services. If you would like to subscribe to the jobs bulletin, please email fis@islington.gov.uk including your phone number in the email. The Early…

Worried about a child?

If you are worried about a child, that they may be experiencing neglect or abuse, whether it is a family member or someone living nearby, phone 020 7527 7400 at any time. Alternatively, you could speak to a teacher, headteacher, health visitor, school nurse or GP.…

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Young Children with Speech, Language and Communication Delay or Difficulties

Young children’s speech, language and communication skills develop at different speeds. Sometimes it can be delayed, and children may need extra help to progress. The delay or difficulty may be in: Attention and listening Comprehension (understanding spoken language, understanding specific vocabulary) Expressive language (developing vocabulary,…

Young People's Sexual Health and Contraceptive Services

Find details of young people's sexual health and contraceptive services in Islington.

Your Youth Councillors

Islington Youth Councillors 2020-22 are: Catherine Browne 'I believe if we all work together we can stop knife crime' Manifesto: I am campaigning to stop knife crime in Islington. I want young people to be safe where ever they are and not worry about knife crime.…

Youth Council

Islington welcomes its new young leaders Husen Abdullahi from Samuel Rhodes School has been elected as the new Young Mayor, Muskan Khan as Deputy Young Mayor and Jessica Chukwu as the new Member for the Youth Parliament. They were elected by their fellow youth councillors…

Youth Employment Bulletin

Apprenticeships, training and other employment-related opportunities.  Latest information on vacancies and employability opportunities for 25 February 2020 and 29 January 2020.  Our Apprenticeship and work-based training provider page also has links to local training providers and opportunities.

‘Waves of Intervention’ – Quality First Teaching

The Waves of Intervention Model The 'Waves of Intervention' model (national Strategies) describes how different levels of intervention can be understood and systematically implemented. Wave 1 (Universal): describes quality inclusive teaching which takes into account the learning needs of all the children in the classroom.…