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National Association for Special Educational Needs Launches FREE Online Training

Posted by Sen.se on May 16th 2018

Focus on SEND training is a free course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners working across the 0-25 years age range to develop high quality practice in order to better meet the needs of their learners with SEND. It is based on the evidence of what constitutes good continuing professional development (CPD) and so takes a practice-led, enquiry-based and collaborative approach.

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Bereavement & Grief Training

Posted by Sen.se on May 16th 2018

How to support children with difficult times.

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Selworthy - Furnitrust letter of thanks

Selworthy - Furnitrust letter of thanks

Posted by Sen.se on May 12th 2018

Developing employability skills through our work related learning programme we enable our young people to work alongside local businesses and organisations. This is not only valuable in developing the key skills our young people require when leaving school, but also raises awareness of local employers of the capabilities, skills and attributes of our students.

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Selworthy Schoool: Community Participation- Work Experience

Selworthy Schoool: Community Participation- Work Experience

Posted by Sen.se on April 10th 2018

A work experience review within the Selworthy School sixth form curriculum was held and through in-depth discussions with the staff and learners, interests and abilities were established. From these discussions, it became evident that we needed to establish more community links to broaden work experience opportunities. One of our learners was predominantly motivated by vehicles and their maintenance. Therefore, one of these links was established with the Toyota Garage in Taunton.

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ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

Posted by Sen.se on March 15th 2018

Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations for help, which are often subtle and unexpected. ASIST is a two day, intensive suicide intervention skills training workshop aimed at those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

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Barnardoes BASE Project - Training Brochure 2017-2018

Barnardoes BASE Project - Training Brochure 2017-2018

Posted by Sen.se on March 1st 2018

The BASE project work with children who are identified as being at risk of Sexual Exploitation. This brochure has been designed to help answer some of the frequently asked questions and to provide an overview of the training available from BASE.

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Assessment of Impact of NJC Pay Award on Somerset Special Schools

Assessment of Impact of NJC Pay Award on Somerset Special Schools

Posted by Sen.se on February 22nd 2018

The support staff pay award will be a significant cost pressure for Somerset Special Schools in comparison to no increase in funding for 2018/19. This is in marked contrast to the situation for mainstream schools, where the impact is less and the funding increase is more. Given that this is a two year pay award, it may be timely to undertake some benchmarking within sen.se and beyond in relation to support staff grades and roles, and the cost effectiveness of different staffing models for different types of need. This would be advisable before engaging with the LA over the inequity of the cash freeze on funding for special school.

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First of its kind - Private Counselling service for people with  Learning Difficulties to be launched in Taunton

First of its kind - Private Counselling service for people with Learning Difficulties to be launched in Taunton

Posted by Sen.se on February 8th 2018

According to the ‘Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities’, between 25-40% of people with LD also suffer from mental health problems. With this in mind local Community Interest Company, Community Life Design CIC have launched a counselling service specifically for people with learning disabilities in Somerset for over 18s.

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Somerset Safeguarding Children Board Newsletter - winter 2017

Somerset Safeguarding Children Board Newsletter - winter 2017

Posted by Sen.se on January 1st 2018

Somerset Safeguarding Children Board Newsletter - winter 2017

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Selworthy Shoppers 2017/2018

Selworthy Shoppers 2017/2018

Posted by Sen.se on January 1st 2018

Pupils from Selworthy School were invited in to Asda Taunton for a special shopping trip to pick up groceries for their school, using the supermarket’s Happy Little Helpers scheme.

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