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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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Mental Health First Aider Training

Posted by Sarah on September 30th 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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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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Pop up is a great success in Bridgwater

Posted by Julie on December 3rd 2019

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Sense-ational Christmas Pop up Shop coming to Bridgwater – Angel Place

Posted by Liz on November 13th 2019

A unique business venture in Somerset, led by Special Educational Needs. Somerset Expertise (sen.se), with the support of charity Young Somerset, The Hub at Brigwater and Somerset County Council. Sen.se is a partnership between special schools and specialist provision within Somerset. Now open in Angel Place, Bridgwater, It opened on Thursday, 14th November at 12.30 noon, by Andrew Hanson, Somerset Education Business Partnership Manager. The shops are being run by young people and the stock is created by pupils from special schools across the county. Products ranged from gifts, ornaments, jams and upcycled furniture, to beautiful limited-edition paintings, cards, sweets and plants, silk scarves, lavender products, candles, bird feeders printed aprons, bags and mugs. Come and buy Christmas gifts A spokesperson for Angel Place Shopping Centre, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the Sense-ational Christmas pop-up shop to Angel Place. “This inspiring collaboration between Sen.se, local schools and stakeholders from the area is set to be a fantastic showcase of the students’ talent and we’re sure our customers will be very impressed with all the fantastic handmade gifts that will be available. “The shops arrival also offers a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn more about the essential service Sen.se and its partners provide to empower these brilliant young people as they prepare for their next steps into the working world. “It’s a fantastic addition to Angel Place and we look forward to everyone having a great time getting ready for the festive season with us.” The project so far has been a major success and was chosen as a finalist in the Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2019. It was nominated for the Careers Inspiration in Education Award. Please see links for footage: https://www.facebook.com/bbcsomerset/videos/909797292701529/ https://twitter.com/bbcsomerset/status/1147163520607412229

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BBC Somerset and sen.se

BBC Somerset and sen.se

Posted by Liz on July 10th 2019

Frome Pop Up Shop - latest news

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