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Support Services for Education

Working Together - Providing Opportunities


Welcome to the new Support Services for Education (SSE) website.

Support Services for Education is a traded unit within Somerset County Council that offers a wide variety of support services to all education providers, including Schools, Academies, Further Education Colleges, Early Years Providers, Childcare Settings, Local Authorities and other establishments. As a public sector trading unit we provide the right balance between public sector ethos and commercial practice.

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

We are committed to making a difference to children and young people and were shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle's Team of the Year Award 2016.


We hope our new website will provide you with easy access to services, information, training and events that will support you in delivering the best possible education provision to the children and young people of Somerset and beyond.

Take a look around to find:
  • Information on an extensive range of educational support services. From February 2017 this website will replace SSTEP (Somerset Services to Education Providers) as a more flexible customer ordering system for your 2017/18 packages.

  • Courses and events to meet all of your training needs, which can be booked online and in one place, including built in CPD (Continuing Professional Development) management for your staff. This function will be available from October 2016.

  • News, updates and key documents. Here we will integrate items currently communicated through iPost on the Somerset Learning Platform.

  • A NQT module, which allows you to register your NQT and submit interim and final reports online. If applicable.
In the ever-changing education environment, this website will evolve with you to ensure that we continue to meet your needs.

More Details

Our vision is to improve the outcomes for all children and young people by working in partnership with others. We have therefore collaborated with other service providers to bring you this website and are pleased to be working closely with Somerset County Council (including services returning from Southwest One), Somerset’s Teaching Schools, MATs (Multi Academy Trusts) and CLPs (Community Learning Partnerships), to name a few. Working together, we aim to ensure that educational settings have access to high quality services and expertise that enables them to focus on delivering educational excellence to all children and young people.

Contact Details

Support Services for Education
B2 South
County Hall

Email: sse@somerset.gov.uk
Tel: 01823 348266