Mental Health Awareness Week 13 May, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week is happening between 9 to 15 May 2022. The official theme is ‘loneliness’ and, across the week, Mental Health UK is encouraging everyone to build meaningful connections with friends, family, colleagues and communities.  Loneliness affects many of us at one time or another. Loneliness can be…

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Update on the SEND Review Green Paper 13 May, 2022

On Monday 9 May, the government published accessible versions of the green paper, including:   a British sign language version to support those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment  an easy-read version to support those with learning disabilities  a guide to help children and young people with SEND, or…

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Schools’ legal duties in relation to disabled pupils, parents, and others: new guides 13 May, 2022

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has recently updated its guide, Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010: What teachers need to know and what schools need to do.  This guide is designed to help teachers understand the legislation and how it applies to their work with disabled pupils in…

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Unstoppables Update 13 May, 2022

The Unstoppables met Saturday, 7 May, in Yeovil. It was our first meeting with the new SEND Engagement and Participation Officer Sian and the agenda was full!  We spoke about what we would like to take to the next SEND Partnership Board and the group decided on ‘Employment and Aspirations’. …

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Children Inclusive Activity Teams Calendar 13 May, 2022

The Community Inclusion and Activity Team’s May/June half term calendar is now available and contains a variety of activities from different providers across Somerset. include paddle boarding, seasonal forest activities, Lego club, family cooking, multi-sports, skiing and much more!   This half term, the CIA Team are providing a family…

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SENCO Discussion Group 13 May, 2022

The SENCO Discussion Group, which held its first meeting last month, aims to support SENCOs by providing a safe space to enable them to discuss cases, ask questions, seek support or to hear from others. This may be about the assessment pathway in general, including the Next Steps form, or…

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Somerset Dyslexia Association Conference 13 May, 2022

Date:  Saturday 11 June 2022 Time: 1.30-3.30pm   The Somerset Dyslexia Association is partnering with Somerset Parent Carer Forum to provide a free conference for parent carers on supporting children and young people with dyslexia.   This conference will provide parents and carers with tools to support their children and young people…

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The ‘Unstoppable’ Unstoppables 6 May, 2022

We thought it would be interesting to bring you a mini-series over the next few months from the Unstoppable members on what they are doing other than being incredible forum members! This may not be every week as we may have other things to bring you, however on some weeks…

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New Course For Parents: Developing Inclusive Communication – Universal Level Training for Parents/Carers 6 May, 2022

Day 1: Tuesday 28 June 2022 10.00am – 1.00pm Venue: Online   The Autism and Communication service are providing a free series of support sessions. These are designed to help parent carers further their understanding of different speech, language, and communication needs of children.   Outline   The aim of this course is…

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Martock Ash Academy Consultation 6 May, 2022

Proposals are being brought forward for Martock-Ash Academy, a new school for children and young people who are not able to access mainstream provision due to medical and health needs.  The proposed school will accommodate 120 pupils aged 5-16 with Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) identifying Social & Emotional…

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