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SSE Conference: Postponed - New date to be confirmed asap.


Come and join Support Services for Education for their 2020 conference: ‘Quality Education through a connected and extended curriculum'.

The all-day event will take place at Dillington House, Ilminster on Thursday 26 March 2020 and will include 15 workshops.

To find out more details about the workshops, please click on the attachment on the right hand side or log in expand the programme information below.


The packed day will be full of workshops and sessions led by our support services and event partners, a chance to browse a wide range of exhibition stands, and opportunities to network with colleagues from across Somerset and beyond.

We are delighted to announce the following Keynote Speakers will be attending the conference:

Jimmy Rotheram - Music Coordinator at Feversham Primary Academy.
Following the recent buzz in the press and after being featured on The One Show and various media across the world, we are delighted that Jimmy will be joining us to speak about his approach to Music lessons which turned his school around. This year Jimmy was shortlisted for the top 50 of the Varkey Foundations Global Teacher Prize, recognising him as one of the most influential teachers in the world. He is currently part of the DfE's Model Music Curriculum panel. Read more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45483930

Richard Dunne - Harmony Education Lead.
The Harmony Project's Richard Dunne will talk about supporting young people in developing a 'duty of care' towards the environment and the role education has to play in empowering them to become future leaders of sustainability.

Roy Leighton - Education Innovator, Associate of Independent Thinking Ltd
Roy is a highly creative educational innovator stretching schools, school leaders and classroom teachers to redefine what we mean by teaching, learning and leadership in the 21st century. Through his work with young people and teachers in schools, Roy is showing that a more considered and challenging approach to the curriculum and to personal and professional development can show benefits that stretch beyond exam results and inspection judgements.

Our exhibition hall will feature stands from our SSE and SCC services as well as: Into Film, Action Mats, National Citizen Service, SASP, SPAEDA,Talk the Talk, LIFEbeat and more!


Day 1: 31/08/2020 | 09:00 - 15:45

Title: SSE Conference: Quality Education through a connected and extended curriculum
Venue: Dillington House (DILL / 1), Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT
Trainer: SSE Trainer, SSE Trainer
  • How to maximise music within your school for better outcomes - Somerset Music Details
  • The benefits of an active curriculum - SASP Details
  • A whole school approach to character curriculum! - School Omega Solutions Details
  • Overcoming the Creative Education Challenge - SPAEDA (FULLY BOOKED) Details
  • Let’s get Digital with Somerset Libraries - Glass Box Details
  • Broadening the Curriculum through outdoor learning - SSE Outdoors Details
  • Using IT to help improve educational outcomes - SCC ICT & SSE IT Details
  • Relationships, Sex and Health education: a whole school approach to wellbeing - LIFEbeat Details
  • Get Your Students Talking – Oracy Across The Curriculum - Talk the Talk Details
  • Hands on History - South West Heritage Trust Details
  • Let’s get out of here! - SSE Outdoors Details
  • Using your outside space to enhance your curriculum - Property and Grounds Details
  • Using technology to make connections for the future work place - Education Technology Details
  • Discover the power of global learning for teachers, pupils and the curriculum - Glade (FULLY BOOKED) Details
  • Samaritans and Schools - Samaritans of Taunton & Somerset Details

Booking Information

The booking fee is £25 (to cover administration costs).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the conference. Please indicate any dietary requirements in the box below.

As spaces for each workshop is limited, please make sure you sign up to the ones you would like to attend now before they are fully booked, as there will not be the option to swap on the day.


School leaders and managers across the South West

31 Aug 2020 09:00 - 15:45

Closing date: 13/03/2020
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Date and Time

31 Aug 2020 09:00 - 15:45


Dillington House (DILL / 1), Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT


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