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Equality and Diversity Newsletter – February 2019

Equality and Diversity in the news 300 Parents have protested equality lessons at a Community School in Birmingham. The “No Outsiders” lessons cover areas such as disability, gender, religion/belief and sexual orientation. It aims to teach children about the Equality...

Preparing for your Functional Skills Exam

Almost all our apprentices have to sit at least one functional skills exam with us, and this can seem extremely daunting. However, making sure that you are well prepared if the first step to success. The first steps When completing a Showcase Training Apprenticeship,...

Chinese New Year 2019

Today marks Chinese New Year, celebrated by over 20% of the world's population. The holiday marks the coming of Spring, bringing with it new beginnings, fresh starts, and crops. Traditionally, it is a ceremonial day to pray to gods for good luck and a good planting...

Equality and Diversity Newsletter – January 2019

Equality and Diversity in the news A women-only fellowship at Oxford University has been opened to men for the first time since it started in the 1930’s. The administrators at Oxford said that the fellowship has breached equality law. The Joanna Randall-MacIver Junior...

Habit Building

It is said to take 66 days to make a habit, this is just a misconception. One study showed that it took the participants an average of 66 days to form a particular habit, the actual number varied from 18- 254. A habit can be something as simple as flossing after you...

Merry Christmas 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, Showcase would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! This year has been full of exciting changes and achievements for us and our learners, and we are really looking forward to what 2019 brings. In...

Equality and Diversity Newsletter – December 2018

In this issue: • E+D in the news • Prevent Duty • Safeguarding • Mental Health • Featured Topic Equality and diversity is so much more than just “treating everyone the same” … Equality and diversity enhances everyday life and simple changes to normal activities can...

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

This week (12/11/18 – 18/11/18) is anti-bullying week, a chance to highlight what bullying is, how we can spot the signs of bullying and how we can help victims.   What is bullying?   The Oxford dictionary defines bullying as an individual or group that...

Equality and Diversity Newsletter – November 2018

In this issue: • E+D in the news • Prevent Duty • Safeguarding • Mental Health • Featured Topic Equality and diversity is so much more than just “treating everyone the same” … Equality and diversity enhances everyday life and simple changes to normal activities can...

Guy Fawkes Night

Most people associate Guy Fawkes Night with bonfires and fireworks, fairground rides and toffee apples, and almost everyone knows the story behind the celebration. In 1605, a group of 13 planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I. Gunpowder was...