Author Archives: gzsmith

Special school’s new pool to offer ‘life-changing’ benefits

A brand-new hydrotherapy pool has opened at a special school in Taunton to provide major benefits for children and young people with complex disabilities. The £1.8m facility at the Hazelbrook campus at Selworthy School was funded by Somerset County Council and opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw. Selworthy School is a special […]

Food Vouchers return for Jubilee half term

 Somerset County Council is once again working with schools to provide food vouchers to families eligible for Free School Meals to combat holiday hunger over the Jubilee half-term next week. Somerset is using approximately £150,000 from the Government’s Household Support Fund to fund food vouchers for children eligible for Free School Meals over the Jubilee […]

SKY ACADEMY STUDENTS LEARN PLASTERING IN SCHOOL

Sky Academy Students had their first experience of the plastering business today, joining Morrissey Plastering and Drylining in decorating the walls of the new construction project in their school. Construction company Willmott Dixon have been continuing their work with students from Sky Academy, Taunton by organising another on site taster session and site visit providing […]

Thank a teacher on 26th May 2022

It’s national ‘Thank a Teacher’ day on 26 May 2022, giving everyone an opportunity to send a message of gratitude to the hard working educational professionals who helped shape lives today. Somerset County Council is inviting everyone to share their videos on the Council’s social media thanking that one teacher who made the biggest impact […]

Somerset primary school admission figures announced for 2022

More than 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall, 98.62 per cent of the 5,296 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 93.4 per cent received […]

Grow Your Own Social Worker training scheme bears fruit in Somerset

The first three students from a fast track programme to create social workers in Somerset have now graduated. Kelly Porter, Christine Starmer and Vicki Richards were the first apprentices to complete the Social Work Degree apprenticeship within the Somerset County Council apprenticeship scheme. The apprenticeship Social Worker course runs over three years and is made […]