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Black History Month with Sonia

In this article Sonia celebrates Black History Month, culture and the lives of those who have made a difference in the world.
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Meet the Team: Introducing David Robson

David joined Ixion in 2021 and is the Marketing Officer, supporting a wide range of marketing activities for Shaw Trust’s learning and skills provision.
Meet the Team: Karen Collier

Meet the Team: Introducing Karen Collier

Karen joined us in December 2020 as Quality Assurance Officer for the Connecting Choices programme which supports those furthest from work in the Stoke-on-Trent area by breaking down barriers. Find…
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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day (10 October), is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative…
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Celebrating our Educators on World Teachers’ Day

This World Teachers' Day 2021, we're celebrating our educators through this year's theme of 'Teachers at the heart of education recovery'. We're proud our tutors and assessors have ensured that…
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Black History Month

This month we’re proud to be supporting and educating our learners about Black History Month, celebrating the achievements and contributions of influential Black people not just in the UK but…
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Staying Safe – Walking Alone

In light of recent events in the news and media, it is important to remind ourselves to be vigilant and stay safe when travelling anywhere alone.
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World Suicide Prevention Day

This World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 it's vitally important for all of us to come together and talk about mental health and the impact it has on all our lives. …
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Youth Mental Health Day

Youth Mental Health Day encourages understanding and awareness of mental health in young people, enabling them to live happy and healthy lives all year round. Each year, the day aims…
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Meet the Team: Introducing Jack Day

Jack joined us this year as Wellbeing Officer for Shaw Trust's Covid-19 Recovery Academy. Discover what motivates Jack and why he chose 'Proud' to represent his time with us!
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Meet the Team: Introducing Evie Darrell

Evie Darrell joined us earlier this year as Wellbeing Officer for Shaw Trust's Covid-19 Recovery Academy. Discover what motivates and inspires Evie!
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