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Critchill - Employer of the Month

Critchill - Employer of the Month

Posted by Julie on March 10th 2020

SS&L celebrate Critchill by nominating an apprentice and an employer of the month. We have nominated Critchill School as Employer of the Month for March 2020 for the support you give your apprentices and the commitment to apprenticeships by regularly recruiting for the classroom and now the office.

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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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