Tag Archives: education

Drive Safer for Longer with Route 60+

Somerset County Council’s Route 60+ driver training programme helps senior drivers stay safe on the roads. Elderly drivers have hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, especially as statistically speaking they are one of the safest driver age groups. Older drivers have a wealth of experience that can prove invaluable when assessing potentially […]

Somerset Young People’s Forum is ‘Unstoppable’

Somerset Young People’s forum ‘The Unstoppables’ have been shortlisted by the British Youth Council for a ‘Celebrating Diversity Award’. The award is part of the national Youth Voice Star Awards, which will be celebrated on 9 November in London. The Unstoppables forum is a group of young people aged 13-25 with special educational needs and/or […]

Proposals to expand Ilminster school – have your say

Parents and the local community are invited to comment proposals to relocate an Ilminster school. The plans to move and expand Greenfylde First School have been announced by Somerset County Council in order to meet the expected demand for school places in the area. At the moment the school is located on Silver Street and […]

Unveiled: Somerset’s Vision for Education

Cabinet members have today (Wednesday 11 May) approved an ambitious vision for a top-class education system for 110,000 children and young people across Somerset. Somerset County Council’s strategy, ‘Achieving Excellence for All’, has been coproduced with schools, colleges and other education settings, businesses, unions and governors. It lays out Somerset’s ambitions and priorities for education […]

Somerset County Council celebrates improved GCSE results for 2015

Somerset students and teachers have made the County the fourth most improved local education authority for GCSEs this year, according to provisional figures.

Education and engineering improvements are top priority to make Somerset roads safer

Road safety experts are keeping education and engineering at the top of their agenda as they continue the fight to make Somerset’s roads safer.

Update on new Yeovil schools

Somerset County Council is discussing temporary arrangements to bridge the gap while two new primary schools are built in Yeovil. Initially, the intention was to have the Lufton and Wyndham Park school buildings open by September 2016. However developer, planning and access issues are still being resolved and completion of the new buildings will be […]

Young person gives social care staff the best recognition

A Senior Social Work Assistant at Somerset County Council has received the very best acclaim for a Children’s Social Care professional – personal thanks from the young person she has supported. Teresa Baughan works with Somerset County Council’s Safeguarding Team in Bridgwater and had been working with a young person who had recently suffered a […]

Rise in Somerset schools rated ‘good or better’ by inspectors

Teachers and pupils are welcoming a boost in the number of Somerset’s primary and secondary schools being rated ‘good or better’ by Ofsted inspectors. Figures discussed at Somerset County Council’s Scrutiny Committee today show the county now has a higher ranking among England’s 150 local authorities for both high-performing primary and secondary schools. 87% of […]

Dulverton schools consultation latest

A consultation on whether to change the age range of two schools in Dulverton is to be extended to encourage more parents to have their say. Somerset County Council has consulted on changing the age range of Dulverton First and Dulverton Middle Schools and has now produced a report that was discussed with Governors on […]