Tag Archives: SEND

Selworthy pupils put another brick in the Hazelbrook wall

Children from Selworthy School have been helping lay the first bricks of their new Hazelbrook Campus. The youngsters joined representatives from Somerset County Council to kick-off construction of the £9m building which will provide an extra 80-100 places for pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities(SEND), including autism. It’s purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities […]

Three days of jam-packed fun at annual camping trip for children with autism

Jam and cream teas kick off this year’s annual CAOTfest, a Somerset County Council organised camping trip for children with autism and their families. The fun filled three-day camping trip this week, arranged by the Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT), is a chance for children with autism and their families to have a fun and […]

Have Fun At FREE Family Fun Day

Have fun, get information and meet others at a FREE family fun day for children and young people with a disability or additional need taking place in Street in July. Organised by Somerset County Council and taking place on Saturday 1 July from 10am to 2pm at Brookside Academy in Street, children and young people […]

Events to give a voice to parent carers

Parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are invited to events across the county to share their views, ask questions and find out more about SEND in Somerset. Taking place throughout June, parents can find out at the events how SEND services are delivered in Somerset. They can speak to volunteers and […]

Care Leaver among those celebrating 10th National Apprenticeship Week

A care leaver who is currently undertaking an apprenticeship with Somerset County Council has spoken about how the opportunity has changed his future career ambitions. Tommy Wardle, a 25-year-old Apprentice Business Support Officer, is one of 37 apprentices currently working for Somerset County Council. He works with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Commissioning Team […]

‘Making it Better Together’ for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

A dynamic event centring on support in Somerset for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN&D) welcomed over 150 delegates in Taunton today (29 September). The ‘Making it Better Together’ conference, coordinated by Somerset County Council, brought together young people, parent carers and public sector staff supporting children and young people with SEN&D. These […]

Share your experience of the SEN&D Reforms

Children and young people, families and practitioners in Somerset are urged to share their experiences of the national special educational needs and disability (SEN&D) reforms that came into force last September. The reforms require health, education and social care to plan and work together with parents and carers to meet the needs of children and […]

SEN&D Engagement and Participation Strategy – Have your say

A survey to help health, social care and education professionals communicate with children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEN&D) is underway. Views are being sought on a new strategy developed by Somerset County Council and other agencies, including Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and Somerset Parent Carer Forum. It aims to improve the way children […]

Newsletter and leaflet are a GodSEN&D for families

A new-look newsletter, aimed at parents, carers and people who work with children who have special educational needs or disabilities, has been launched. Somerset County Council’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN&D) Training and Support Service produce the newsletter every school term to support people through changes to SEN&D support for children and young people. […]