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Job Opportunity - Supported Employment Coordinator

Posted by Sarah on January 20th 2021

I2a is currently seeking a Supported Employment Coordinator to help drive and create Supported Employment opportunities for our SEND (Special Education Needs & Disabilities) young people in Somerset. You will lead and coordinate work with local employers, schools, colleges and support agencies in order to secure Supported Employment opportunities and outcomes for our SEND young people, by breaking down barriers to participation and creating an impetus to engage and create innovative Supported Employment pathways.

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Professional Development & Training from Spaeda

Professional Development & Training from Spaeda

Posted by Sarah on December 14th 2020

The CPD & Training bulletin has just been released! If you would like to view professional development & training from SPAEDA visit their website https://www.spaeda.org.uk/

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Mental Health First Aider Training

Posted by Sarah on December 9th 2020

This Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider Is your school Ofsted ready in relation to mental health support?

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Sen.se Pop up Shop Celebrating Success

Posted by Sarah on December 9th 2020

We are please to announce the Sense-ational Pop-up Shops was a winner in the category of Careers Inspiration in Education Award, after reaching the shortlist last year.

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"It takes a Village" conference for Parents of children with SEND

Posted by Sarah on December 1st 2020

Tickets on sale and all proceeds are going to two charities.

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Community inclusion and activity team Winter calendar and February 2021

Posted by Sarah on November 26th 2020

Details of the Winter and February 2021 community inclusion and activity calendar which has lots of activities and resources available to children and young people with SEND. We would also recommend that you visit the web link to find further activity information and ideas. https://choices.somerset.gov.uk/025/leisure/activities-for-families-during-covid-19/

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Free Virtual Information Events

Free Virtual Information Events

Posted by Sarah on November 3rd 2020

Information on Free virtual events provided by Somerset Parent Carer Forum

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Children's World - Do Try This at Home sessions

Posted by Sarah on November 3rd 2020

We're pleased to confirm that our Do Try This at Home sessions will be unaffected by the new Lockdown. Our project is classed as educational and so we are able to continue! We will, of course, continue to be Covid compliant - our venue is well ventilated and only 5 households attending at a time, hand-sanitiser or hand-washing is required, all high touch areas are sanitised, adults are required to wear masks (unless exempt) and we comply with track and trace requirements.

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Critchill School win playground competition

Critchill School win playground competition

Posted by Julie on December 10th 2019

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Critchill School has been chosen as a winner of the Kompan Playground competition. This means that the pupils have succeeded in winning £50,000 for their playground project which will be match funded by our trust, the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. We therefore have a grand total of £125,000. A massive congratulations to all the pupils and a big thank you to all of the staff, parents and community members who have supported us and kindly donated. A photograph of our agreed design is below and the work will begin in the New Year!

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Pop Up makes the news! ITV West Country

Posted by Julie on December 3rd 2019

If you're looking for somewhere local to do your Christmas shopping, you might want to visit the pop-up shop with a difference in Somerset. 'Sense-ational' has opened in Angel Place, Bridgwater, and is run by young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The aim of the venture is to provide these Somerset students with work experience. Sen.se (Special Educational Needs Somerset Expertise) says it can be "very difficult to access this kind of opportunity" if you are a young person with these needs. This unique shop hopes to fill that gap. Take a look.

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