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Learn more and earn more!!

Statistics prove that learning pays. Don’t forget, learning is not just about school or college. It also includes training at work,  apprenticeships and university technical colleges (UTCs). As jobs and work change in the future, you should be prepared to update your skill throughout your…

Learning disabilities or medical conditions - more information

If you have good up to date information on your disability or medical condition, you will feel well informed and able to make decisions with confidence. There are online health directories that are easy to use. National and local organisations, often charities, also provide specialist advice,…

Learning timeline

Learning and career planning go together.  Do all you can to develop lots of skills and learn about the work. Check out the Career Timeline in Downloads, for help in making good decisions at the right time, about your future. It really isn’t too soon to…

Legal highs

Legal highs, also known as psychoactive substances, are drugs that produce the same or similar effects as illegal drugs but are not banned by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, to get around the law they are often sold under the name of a different product, such…

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex or Asexual (LGBTQIA), gender-fluid, non-binary, nongender, third gender?

Not sure about your sexuality? Questioning your gender? If you have been struggling with your identity and need support to work out who you are there are organisations that offer help and advice. You may feel alone but you're not, there are other young people…

Letters

You will need to send a Covering letter with any applications you make. It should be well-presented to impress the employer. For examples go to the leaflet, Covering Letter. You can also write to firms that you want to work for even if they are…

Level 4-6 Higher Education

Institutions of higher education (IHE) include universities and colleges of higher education.Many further education colleges also offer higher education (HE) course that are accredited by an IHE. Level 4 Qualifications:Certificate of Higher Education (CHE): Offered at colleges and universities on a full or part-time basis. Comparable…

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 March 2020

The latest figures for employment by industry sector: Sector London % UK % Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 0.0 1.1 Manufacturing 2.1 7.5 Construction 5.4 6.4 Wholesale, Retail & Vehicle Repair 10.6 13.9 Transport & Storage 4.4 5.0 Hospitality & Catering 7.5 7.0 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…