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  1. 11 by 11

    What is 11 by 11?   11 by 11 is a free programme of creative and cultural activities for children, young people and teachers.   It is a borough wide commitment for schools, cultural organisations and council services to work together to ensure the access…
  2. Accessing NHS Services for children with SEND

    The NHS provides services that everyone can access.  Due to the varying and often complex needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, it is possible that a range of health professionals (including specialist health professionals) will be involved with you…
  3. Activities for primary schools

    World of Work activities for primary schools The World of Work programme offers a range of careers activities in partnership with a number of employer partners, all free for schools and community groups working with Islington young people to book. Our careers activities support primary schools…
  4. Activities for secondary schools

    World of Work activities for secondary schools The World of Work programme offers a range of careers activities in partnership with a number of employer partners, all free for schools and community groups working with Islington young people to book. Our careers activities support schools achieving…
  5. Advice for life

    You can find lots of information and advice for the things affecting your life on izzy-info, including where to get help and support from local and national organisations. In this section you can find information, help and advice on: Drugs and alcohol Healthy lives Relationships…
  6. Advice on choosing a care home

    Moving into a care home Moving into a care home is a life changing decision and you should take as much time as you can to decide what kind of care you need and what type of home you want to move to. This web…
  7. Aged 16 or younger and want to work

    There are laws about young people working These cover at what age you can do certain kinds of work, how many hours you can work and when you can begin working full-time. You may need a permit to work. If your employer lets you work…
  8. Analysing and Using SEND Data

    Data collection and analysis are essential elements in developing a more ‘forensic’ approach to removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and supporting the setting of realistic and stretching targets for SEND pupils. SEN Code of Practice The effective use of data helps to support the…
  9. Application Forms

    What you need to think about when filling in an application form Employers often ask for completed application forms rather than CVs.This means everyone sends in the same kind of information and the applicants can be compared easily and fairly. You usually apply for jobs or…
  10. Applications to university

    Applying for higher education (HE) courses Applications for most HE courses are made through the Universities and College Admissions Service UCAS. For most courses, you need to apply between 1 September and 31 January. There are exceptions to this, applications to: Oxford and Cambridge must be submitted by 16 October dentistry,…
  11. Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)

    Position Statement ABA is a behavioural treatment programme sometimes used with children with Autism to address social skills. Behaviours are taught through an intensive skill training system of rewards and consequences (sometimes called ‘discrete trials’). ABA can also be used with other types of developmental…
  12. Apprenticeship and work-based training providers

    Find out about local training courses for 16 to 19 year olds Check out the apprenticeship, training, job and learning opportunities in the latest Weekly Opportunities Bulletin and the Youth Employment Bulletin.  Training providers: A New Direction, Create Jobs - online platform connecting creative young people with employers and…
  13. Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are jobs with training An apprenticeship is a job with training that is open to anyone aged 16 or over. If you know which industry you want to work in, and learn well in the workplace, the apprenticeship route could be a good choice…
  14. Apprenticeships and jobs

    Learning can be through an apprenticeship or further study The official school leaving date is the last Friday in June for Year 11s. You should not start a full-time job with training or an apprenticeship before this date. Apprenticeships are jobs with training, which use a…
  15. Are you feeling unsafe?

    If you are worried about knives, guns or other weapons ... ... this information aims to help you decide what to do and explains the law around weapons, so you can make informed decisions. Worried about violence and weapons? Violent crime is a worry for…
  16. Assess, Plan, Do, Review

    The SEND Code of practice is specific about good practice once a potential SEND is identified, and the four types of action needed to put effective support in place through the 'graduated approach'. The four actions are: Assess: the Early Years / class teacher and SENCo should…
  17. Autism Awareness

    Various personal accounts of what it is like to have autism are available on the Autism Awareness area of the Guardian newspaper's website. Listen to BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth Programme to hear Michael Rosen learn about communication from people on the autism spectrum, by…
  18. Awards/certificates/diplomas

    BTEC and other Awards, Certificates, Extended Certificates, Diplomas and Extended Diplomas are vocational and work-related qualifications They may be studied full or part-time in schools and colleges from the age of 14. They are offered at levels 1 to 4 and are usually ‘BTECs’, 'Cambridge…
  19. Baby on the way? Next steps

    Having a baby is one of the most incredible parts of a person’s life. You might be feeling a mixture of emotions, ranging from excited and happy, to nervous and overwhelmed. That’s why Bright Start Islington is with you every step of the way, from…
  20. Becoming a childminder

    For those wishing to become a childminder in Islington, the Early Years and Childcare team offer a pathway to becoming registered with Ofsted. The free support provided is a mixture of essential information, training and ongoing advice. To find out more join one of our…
  21. Benefits for young people

    Benefit rules and regulations are complicated Young people under 18 (and sometimes under 20) may not be able to claim many of the benefits available but if you are living independently or have an illness or disability or you are a parent, then do check out if you…
  22. Bright Start New Parents Group

    The Bright Start New Parents Group is available to all parents in Islington who have babies under 4 months old.  The group is a welcoming and friendly space where new parents have the opportunity to meet other new parents in their local area. It is…
  23. Buying a car

    The Motability Scheme allows disabled people to use the higher rate mobility component of their Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to buy a car, powered wheelchair or scooter. When you join Motability you get more than just the car, scooter or powered wheelchair of your choice, you…
  24. Can I work anywhere?

    If you are under 18, you are not allowed to work where: there is gambling there is alcohol, unless the work is part of an appropriate training scheme such as an apprenticeship you have to carry heavy loads, clean machinery or work with dangerous substances.…
  25. Career choices

    Making career choices If you are in Year 11, you must stay in some kind of education or training until at least your 18th birthday. This means if you leave full-time learning, you must take a job with training or an apprenticeship. You can read more about staying in…
  26. Career choices 13-14

    Choosing subjects and courses in Year 8 or Year 9 In Year 8 or Year 9 you will have to pick some of the subjects you will be studying up to Year 11, this is often called 'choosing your options'. This is the first decision…
  27. Career choices 18+

    At 18, after sixth form or college, your choices include: further study at college or university a job or apprenticeship, combining work and training a gap year, to earn money for university or get relevant work experience. Think about what career you want to do,…
  28. Career choices at 16

    You need to stay in learning until at least your 18th birthday If you are in Year 11, you must stay in some kind of education or training until at least your 18th birthday. This means if you leave full-time learning, you must take a…
  29. Carers Support

    What is a carer?A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. The term ‘unpaid or family carer’ is someone of any age who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without…
  30. Carers Support

    What is a carer? A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. The term ‘unpaid or family carer’ is someone of any age who provides support to family or friends who could not manage…
  31. Certificates and diplomas

    Certificates and diplomas are ... ... vocational and work-related qualifications. They may be studied full-time or part-time at a range of levels. Part-time courses may form part of a higher apprenticeship. Certificate of Higher Education (CHE) - Level 4 Qualification: offered at universities, colleges and further…
  32. Child Tax Credit

    You could get Child Tax Credit for each child you’re responsible for if they’re: under 16 under 20 and in approved education or training You don’t need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit. You get money for each child that qualifies and Child…
  33. Children and Families Act 2014

    The main requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 are as follows: The age range 0-25 years is covered, ensuring legal protections can continue as young people leave school and move into college/further education and apprenticeships. Education, Health and Social Care services must work…
  34. Children with Complex Needs

    When a child has exceptional need for education, health and social care support that cannot be met from resources, assessments or interventions normally available on their education setting, they will need an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Where a child’s health or care needs…
  35. Children's Social Care and SEND

    Where a child or young person has been assessed as having social care needs in relation to their SEND, social care teams: Must secure social care provision which has been assessed as being necessary to support a child or young person’s SEND and which is…
  36. Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

    The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) within the Ministry of Defence provides advice and guidance to Service parents, educational establishments and local authorities on educational issues relating to Service children, including issues relating to SEN.  Find more information on how the CEAS supports MOD civilian families.…
  37. Choosing Activities

    Like everyone else, children and young people with additional needs and/or disabilities should have a social life and take part in activities they enjoy. Like everyone else you as a parent will want to know that they will be welcome, safe and supported. Your child…
  38. Choosing subjects and courses at 13-14

    The subjects you choose will lead to qualifications such as GCSE, Cambridge Nationals or BTECs You will choose your GCSE subjects in Year 8 or Year 9. Your school will give you a booklet listing all your choices or options. Find out as much as you can…
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