Support Services for Education (SSE)

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Working Together – Providing Opportunities

Support Services for Education (SSE) offer support to education providers, including schools, academies, early years providers, childcare settings and local authorities. They support educational improvement, business services, vulnerable learners and children and young people with special educational needs.

Services include:

Education Welfare Service

Early Years and Safeguarding

Free school meals eligibility check

Kilve, Charter House, Great Wood – Somerset Outdoor Residential and Learning

Somerset Music

Ethnic Minority Achievement Service and Traveller Education Service

Learning Support Service

Early Years Special Needs Co-ordinators and MAISEY

Hearing Support Team

Physical Impairment and Medical Support

Special Educational Needs Assistive Technology

Inclusive Communication – Somerset Total Communication

Autism and Communication Service

Educational Psychology Service

e-Learning and Information Management (ELIM)

Resources for Learning – School Library Service

Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning

Education Improvement – Schools and Early Years

Education Improvement – Newly Qualified Teachers

Governance Services

Recruitment – Headteachers

Health and Safety Management Service

Human Resources Advisory Service

Catering, Cleaning and Refuse Advisory Team

Property, Grounds Maintenance and Design

Education Financial Service (EFS)

SSE have no financial shareholders and operate a not for profit business model, any surplus that is generated is reinvested to improve outcomes for children and young people. This ensures that they deliver great value services that are continually improving.

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