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Early Years Area SENCOs.
Working closely with young children with special educational needs/disabilities and their families.
Early Years Area SENCOs are Advisory Teachers with a high level of experience of working with young children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families.

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21
21 Aug
Children's Activity Day at Kilve Court
Activities may include: abseiling, archery. beach exploration, high ropes course, team challenges, shelter building and much more! You can download the programme for the day (attachment for the course). Please complete the forms that are downloadable from this page, and send to kilvecourt@somerset.gov.uk at least 4 weeks before the start of the course.
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22 Aug
Local Authority Childminder Training - Session 1
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years’ providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. Attendees will be required to familiarise themselves with the EYFS Statutory Requirements prior to attending the training. This will be available to all learners to download from the training page once their place has been confirmed.
22
22 Aug
Local Authority Childminder Training - Session 2
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years’ providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. Attendees will be required to familiarise themselves with the EYFS Statutory Requirements prior to attending the training. This will be available to all learners to download from the training page once their place has been confirmed.
23
23 Aug
Children's Activity Day at Kilve Court
Activities may include: abseiling, archery. beach exploration, high ropes course, team challenges, shelter building and much more! You can download the programme for the day (attachment for the course). Please complete the forms that are downloadable from this page, and send to kilvecourt@somerset.gov.uk at least 4 weeks before the start of the course.
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01 Sep
Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) PGCE
PGCE (Primary and Primary with Early Years Specialism) The PGCE is a one year postgraduate course (validated by the University of Worcester) and will prepare you for teaching in either Primary (5-11) age range or Primary with Early Years Specialism (3-7) age range. The course runs in line with the School terms in Somerset. The approximate breakdown is 65% placement experience and 35% taught sessions. You will have three placements during the training year, SCIL organise theses placements for trainees. Whilst we endeavour to limit the traveling time, as Somerset is a rural county you may have to travel up to 1 hour 30 minutes to your placement, however most placements are within 1 hour travel time. You will be in a minimum of two settings, in the following age ranges: Primary - reception/KS1, lower KS2, upper KS2. There will be a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods including lectures, workshops, peer group activities, seminars, directed reading, independent research, directed study, presentations, tutorials, field work and use of both formative and summative assessment which will draw on evidence, reflection, analysis and evaluations.
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