Education

Have your say on the future of education delivery in Crewkerne and Ilminster

Have your say on the future of education delivery in Crewkerne and Ilminster

Members of the public are invited to have their say on plans to transform how education is delivered in the Crewkerne and Ilminster area from 12 November. Somerset County Council has today announced details of a public consultation on proposals to move from the current three-tier school system to a two-tier model of primary and… Read More…

Academic Catch-Up for students in Years 10 and 11

Academic Catch-Up for students in Years 10 and 11

This summer Millfield School in Street is running an Academic Catch-Up course, designed for students who have just completed Year 9 or Year 10 and want to prepare for going back to the classroom for the next academic year. Each subject will last three hours and will look at key curriculum topics to help students… Read More…

Heads in Somerset ready to welcome pupils back

Heads in Somerset ready to welcome pupils back

Somerset Head Teachers have issued a resounding message to pupils across the county – “School is the best place for you, we can’t wait to see you back”. As education leaders prepare for the return of all pupils from September, work has already begun to ensure parents and pupils are reassured and feel positive about… Read More…

Worried about the kids missing lessons? Find free resources here

Worried about the kids missing lessons? Find free resources here

There are a range of education companies that are offering free subscriptions and resources during the school closures. If you’re worried about the kids missing out, or you’re struggling to find things for them to do to keep up with their lessons, give some of these a try. Each of these sites are independent, so… Read More…

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas

Take 10 minutes on Christmas Eve to sit with the children and read this traditional, well loved poem together. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be… Read More…

Shoscombe Primary…where your children can flourish

Shoscombe Primary…where your children can flourish

At Shoscombe we’ve made a place where your children can flourish… In a peaceful village location we’ve created an environment where children can focus on gaining the skills they’ll need for the years ahead, free of the pressure to perform. Our aim is to develop confident learners who will go on to become caring and… Read More…

Pass on your love of reading

Pass on your love of reading

Volunteers are needed this summer to pass their love of reading onto children during this year’s Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year, over 7,400 children took part in the challenge in Somerset and this couldn’t have been achieved without the help of volunteers. Volunteers need to be aged… Read More…

Could children be banned from school if they aren’t vaccinated?

Could children be banned from school if they aren’t vaccinated?

After worrying reports of the number of people receiving vaccinations dropped for the fourth year, despite the number of cases of measles trebling over the last year. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called out what the ‘fake news’ surrounding the safety of vaccinations and told reporters that he wouldn’t rule out keeping unvaccinated children… Read More…

School class sizes are highest in a decade

School class sizes are highest in a decade

The number of children being taught in so called ‘super sized’ primary school classes has been revealed to be at its highest in a decade. The figures published by the Department of Education have shown that more than one in ten pupils are taught in classes of 31 or more, the largest proportion since 2007.… Read More…

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