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Networking, learning and improving our understanding 14 November, 2019

There were two excellent professional development opportunities for SENCOs in Somerset last week and the chance to hear from outstanding national speakers. On 6 November The Learning Support Team hosted the annual Somerset SENCO Conference at Dillington House and the following day, a second conference was hosted by the South…

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Inspiring two days for parent carers as membership blossoms 14 November, 2019

Around 200 delegates representing thousands of parent carers from across England came together last week to learn from each other and network. The annual AGM for the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPC) met in Chester at the Crowne Plaza on 6 and 7 November. Over 100 forums were…

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Picking up the signals 14 November, 2019

Have you ever thought that behaviour is a way of communicating? This is one of the key themes covered by Early Years Communities which aim to develop learning for those working in Early Years. They were established last year to bring together practitioners from nursery/pre-school settings, as well as schools…

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Anti-Bullying Week 2019 14 November, 2019

“Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.” “It leads to an outcome which is always painful and/or distresses.” That definition by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a fitting introduction for Anti-Bullying Week, which…

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Somerset carer vacancies 14 November, 2019

There are vacancies in the Somerset Supporter Service, supporting children and young people 0-18 years who have a disability and need access to their local community. The team needs fun, positive, enthusiastic people, who enjoy working with children to join its bank of casual employees. CONTACT: Fi Hennesseyon 07811313001 –Taunton…

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Effective Support for families in Somerset 13 November, 2019

A new guide called Effective Support for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their Families in Somerset has been developed. You can find details included in the news brief by clicking “Read more” below.

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