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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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Who's Challenging Who?

Posted by Sarah on September 30th 2020

“Who's Challenging Who?” is a 3 hour course which will explore the importance & role of relationships in supporting children and young people whose behaviour we often describe in schools as challenging.... This training is available as a whole school/group of staff in a school, or as a training session in locations across the county. The first session will be Thursday 15th October in Yeovil

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Who's Challenging Who? - Free Session for Head Teachers

Posted by Liz on September 21st 2020

“Who's Challenging Who?” is a 3 hour course which will explore the importance & role of relationships in supporting children and young people whose behaviour we often describe in schools as challenging....

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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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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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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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