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MON.23rd MARCH 2020 - WE ARE CLOSED DUE TO RISK OF COVID-19 SPREAD

Everyone in the training and hairdressing sectors are working hard to ensure the continuity of your training and apprenticeship acheivement, and we will be in touch with you all via phone, email, social media and messaging.

More than ever, we need to stay in touch to support each other during this very difficult time, and we must all follow the NHS and Gov.uk advice and guidence strictly. Any queries, please call us 020 8461 3504, or better still email: Tracey@shearsacademy.co.uk, Sue@shearsacademy.co.uk or paulineb@shearsacademy.co.uk

Any Safeguarding or Prevent issues that may arise, the usual support is always available from Shears Academy, email sue@shearsacademy.co.uk.  Be safe,  and look out for the more vulnerable amongst us please. The Shears Academy Team.   

We're marked Holocaust Memorial Day / 27th January 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) which is held on 27 January every year. It is the time to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of non-Jewish groups, and genocides that have happened since. We are learning from genocide, for a better future. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.

Shears Academy wishes to honour the memory of ALL those murdered, and to help raise awareness we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz -learning from genocide, for a better future

#StandTogether  https://www.hmd.org.uk/take-part-in-holocaust-memorial-day/marking-holocaust-memorial-day-online/

 

1ST APRIL 2020 - NMW (Including APPRENTICE) RATE RISES TO £4.15 P/H

Current rate: £3.90 per hour

These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April.

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2019 (current rate) £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90
April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

Apprentices

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

for full NMW and NLW information, go to: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

World Mental Health Day - Thurs. 10th Oct.19

October 2019

World Mental Health Day – feels particularly significant and worthy of attention.

  • Mental health problems are one of the main causes of disease burden worldwide.
  • In the UK approximately one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year.
  • And one in six report experiencing one of the most common problems, such as anxiety and depression, in any given week 

If you feel the need for help, of feel someone you know could benefit from support, please go to Mind.org: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

Nadia Murad awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Nadia Murad, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others. She has shown uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims.