One of the Big Four accounting firms, and so covering audit, tax, consulting and financial advice. A superb place to start a career. The degree apprenticeships appear to be only accounting and the ACA chartered accountancy qualification, which ranks as a degree in many employers' eyes but is not one. Do not celebrate degree apprentices the way their competitors do.
Assurance, Tax, Transactions
ICAEW Chartered Accountant
16 offices UK wide
Up to 5 years
3 A-levels (AAB or above)
Online + Tel. Interview + Assessment
35 hours per week
Within working hours
Up to £21,500
Permanent job offer
Yes from day one
On a carefully accented (buttercup yellow) website we were invited to watch a video. Not over-impressed, as we had to cope with a lot of stuttering and not much visual excitement, Netflix has nothing to fear here. We could have done a lot of sums in the time it took to get the final details out of this company but they do offer a permanent contract from day one which is a big tick.
Some special needs are easy to spot, others are only determined once a child has experienced considerable difficulties, frustrations or social and emotional problems.
Over the years, diagnosis of and provision for SEN have improved, but both can still be a minefield.
Identifying different kinds of special educational needs
Few children fit a condition perfectly – if they do, we tend to say they are a ‘classic’ case. Most will not be straightforward: perhaps a dyslexic with dyspraxia and a touch of ADD, or a child with ASD who also has Down’s syndrome.
Just as special needs are hard to…
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Counties such as Kent or Buckinghamshire are ‘selective authorities’ and most families will have at least one grammar school close to where they live. Elsewhere, for example in Reading or Kingston-on-Thames, there are just one or two grammar schools and competition for places at these is ferocious.
How to find a state grammar school
Grammar schools are located in 36 English local authorities. Almost half of these are considered 'selective authorities' (eg Kent and Buckinghamshire), where around one in five local children are selected for grammar school entry based on ability. The others are areas such as Barnet or Kingston,…
As proud parents, we all know our children are unique. They're smarter than anyone else's, funnier, certainly more attractive, better behaved and above all bursting with the kind of talent that would leave Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Bell and Charlotte Church standing. And for some extraordinary - though totally understandable - reason, everyone but us seems blind to our offspring's God-given artistic gifts.
If you think your child would benefit from a boarding school education, but are put off by the high fees and consequent limited social mix of a typical independent boarding school, you may find that a state boarding school is the answer