Inclusive Communication - STC: Universal Module for Early Years
This revised Universal Module will be a 4 hours course but will be split into two sessions of 2 hours. There is a practical task which participants are asked to complete between the two sessions. Completing a practical task between sessions is integral to each module.
The purpose of the course is to develop a community wide understanding of the right to communication, and to advocate the use of tools of communication. This training will help everyone to understand what is meant by the term ‘multi-sensory communication’ and consider the advantages this brings. Course participants will reflect on their own communication and consider strategies which can be used to enhance communication in different contexts whilst at home, school, work and leisure.
The Universal module will cover the following:
o Introduction to multi-sensory communication and inclusive communication
o The right of the child/voice of the child
o Using body language and gestures
o Using objects and pictures
o Introduction to signing
o Using core signs as part of a multi-sensory approach
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Early Years Conference
The Early Years Conference will be taking place on Friday 22nd November 2019 at Taunton Racecourse from 9am to 3.30pm.
Free to Talk and Something to Say’- Universal good practice in Speech and Language in the Early Years
We are delighted to welcome this years Key Note Speakers:
Carol Payne, Director of Operations ICAN Speech
Language and Communication - the building blocks underpinning good outcomes for all children.
Jane Burchall, Senior HMI, Ofsted
Speech and Language in the new Early Years Inspection Framework
Michael Loader, Story Teller
Michael is the storyteller in residence at Bristol's St Georges Concert Hall
This years workshops are:
Inclusive Communication Team
Autism Education Trust Understanding Autism Inclusive Communication Team
Baby Talk 0 2 years ICAN
Communication Environment Sue Rayner
Finding a voice through outdoor play activities Speech and Language Outdoor
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2019/20 Assessment and Moderation Package
STATUTORY EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE PROFILE (EYFSP) ASSESSMENT and MODERATION ~ SEPTEMBER 2019 to AUGUST 2020 ~
Statutory EYFSP Moderation is the responsibility of the geographical LA for all schools and settings in Somerset Local Authority. This includes maintained schools, independent schools, academies and early years providers such as, nurseries and childminders.
The aim of Somerset Local Authority is to provide a supportive process over the course of the academic year so that all schools and settings know and understand the statutory responsibilities as cascaded yearly to the Local Authority by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) and how the Local Authority plan to carry out the statutory requirements.
Following evaluations at moderation events in 2018 to 2019, our vision is to create a moderation model that ensures all schools are involved in the process over the course of the academic year.
2019/20 - Membership: Schools should become a member of the Somerset process for a £95 *membership fee
(Academies £100.00) in order to access the main moderation events and training for free for the first attendee.
*Membership includes free access to all of the main training events and clusters for the first staff member and at a reduced price to additional staff members (unless otherwise stated).
In order to become a member please click on the following link http://www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/Services/3110 and purchase the 2019/20 package EY1001/F (Membership Package), you can then book staff members onto the different training events within the package terms.
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Welcome to the new Support Services for Early Years website
Welcome to the Support Services for Early Years (SSEY) website.
Support Services for Early Years is a part of Support Services for Education (SSE)
SSE 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.