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

Posted by Liz on November 13th 2019

Finding proper work experience when you’re close to leaving education is vital for any student. If you’re a young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities it can be very difficult to access this kind of opportunity. A project involving pupils from special schools across the county is aiming to fill that gap. A unique business venture in Somerset, led by Special Educational Needs. Somerset Expertise (sen.se), with the support of charity Young Somerset and Somerset County Council. Sen.se is a partnership between special schools and specialist provision within Somerset. Sense-ational appeared in Taunton’s High Street last year, Yeovil’s Quadem Centre in April and Frome in June, now to open in Angel Place, Bridgwater, 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 pop-up shop demonstrates the power of collaboration, enabling partners to provide more opportunities for young people to gain valuable work experience and skills for life. AEW helped the team find the premises in Angel Place and The Hub at Bridgwater has provided the space for the shop. 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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Somerset Primary Futures & Enterprise Event

Somerset Primary Futures & Enterprise Event

Posted by Liz on September 25th 2019

Thursday 24th October 2019, 2 – 5pm Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY

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SOMERSET PARENT CARER FORUM - SUPPORT GROUP FORUM

SOMERSET PARENT CARER FORUM - SUPPORT GROUP FORUM

Posted by Liz on September 18th 2019

Do you run a support group for parent carers? This is a free event to share information, views and resources altogether as a group. We have run these forums twice a year for 3 years and it's a great informal way to network, find out new information about services and potentially gain members. To book on to this free event on 7th October at the Albemarle Centre in Taunton, 10am-2pm - see Poster …….

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New Short Break Publications

New Short Break Publications

Posted by Liz on September 11th 2019

The following publications are now available to view and download on the Somerset County Council website www.somerset.gov.uk/cwd

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More Events for September 2019

More Events for September 2019

Posted by Liz on September 11th 2019

Engagement opportunity. Here at the Forum, we want Parent Carers to be informed and resilient and engaged. With this in mind, we always search of ways to provide or promote training and workshops. We want parents to help us to expand the current amount of changing places across the whole of Somerset.

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Brighter Beginnings

Brighter Beginnings

Posted by Liz on September 4th 2019

Do you care for a child with additional needs aged 0 - 8 ? Come along to our FREE workshops! Our welcoming and informative sessions cover a range of topics, including: Managing sleep | Encouraging positive behaviour How to get what you need for your child | Money matters

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The Autism Professionals Awards

Posted by Liz on September 4th 2019

This is a fantastic chance to recognise good practice by those making a real difference to the lives of autistic people in Somerset. The Autism Professionals Awards have been created to recognise and reward professionals and services who are leading the way.

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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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Short Breaks Publications - Somerset County Council

Posted by Liz on June 26th 2019

The following Short Breaks Publications are now available to view and download from the Somerset County Council website: • Summer Activity Calendar • Summer Newsletter • Activity Passes Flyer 2019-2020 • Fun Day Event flyer – Saturday 6th July

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Selworthy School (The Oak Partnership Multi Academy Trust)

Selworthy School (The Oak Partnership Multi Academy Trust)

Posted by Liz on June 26th 2019

Teaching Assistants Hours: 31.25 hours per week, term time only 8.45 am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday Salary: £9.55 per hour (£13,209 actual salary - £18,426 per annum pro-rata) From September 2019 our school will be split across two sites – Oakhill Campus (Lower School) and Hazelbrook Campus (Upper School)

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