The Unstoppables meet Cllr Frances Nicholson 22 October, 2020

Thank you to the Unstoppables for providing the following article for SEND News. What the Unstoppables would like to see in Somerset – a meeting with Councillor Frances Nicholson The Unstoppables is a forum of young people with SEND from all around Somerset, ranging in age from 12 to 25.…

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Ideas for half term activities 22 October, 2020

A range of affordable activities are on offer for children, young people and their families over the October half term. Find out more by looking at the Community Inclusion and Activity Team Calendar, which is now available to view and download. In it you’ll find a calendar bursting with ideas…

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Harry Potter quiz 22 October, 2020

Calling all Harry Potter fans! SEND charity KIDS has launched a Harry Potter themed quiz featuring two stars reading the questions. Hosted by Jamie Parker and Paul Thornley from the ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ stage show, the quiz is just for fun for participants to test their knowledge…

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Half day communication course 22 October, 2020

Spaces are available on a course to support parents and professionals working with children and young people with communication difficulties. This half-day virtual event, which will take place on Monday 9 November between 9.30am and 12.00pm, will look at strategies for supporting children and young people in their receptive and…

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ADHD Awareness Month – October 15 October, 2020

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is a behavioural disorder that can make it difficult for those affected to concentrate. In the UK, ADHD Awareness Month takes place every October with the aim of raising awareness and breaking down the stigmas that surround the disorder. While most cases of…

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Second staff Q and A session with SEND leaders 15 October, 2020

The second in a series of SEND question and answer sessions for staff took place this week (13 October). The virtual Teams Live event focussed on Improvement Priority 6 – Inclusive Schools. Over 50 staff from across the Local Area took part and had opportunity to ask questions directly to:…

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Bridgwater transformed into interactive game 15 October, 2020

Innovative physical game ‘Beat the Street’ is taking place in Bridgwater between 7 October and 4 November thanks to a National Lottery grant from Sport England. The treasure hunt style game, which encourages people to get active outside, is open to anyone who would like to take part. Free contactless…

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Early years consultation 15 October, 2020

A new review into improving health and development outcomes of babies and young children is taking place in England. The time from conception to the age of 2 is a critical time for development and can impact physical health, mental health and opportunity throughout life. The Government would like to…

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World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10 October 9 October, 2020

Saturday 10 October is the World Health Organisation’s World Mental Health Day. Now more than ever we need to be looking after ourselves and each other. This year’s theme ‘Mental Health for All’ includes Taking Care of Ourselves and today we invite you to offer yourself ‘Self-Care’. Join us in…

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Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day 9 October, 2020

Did you know, Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) affects 1 in every 14 people? That means in a class of 30 children, there will be at least two children with this condition. DLD Awareness Day on Friday 16 October aims to raise awareness of this Language Disorder which begins in childhood,…

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