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Emily Rubin, one of the co-founders of SCERTS an assessment and intervention framework, has been working with Somerset colleagues across Education, Health and Care to understand, implement and embed this model. She has also provided support sessions for parent carers explaining SCERTS in action and how it can benefit their children.

What is SCERTS and how does it work?

SCERTS is an evidence-based framework that provides guidelines for helping an individual confidently and competently connect to others in ways that are meaningful to them. Its focus is to create a positive environment for young people who are autistic or have social, emotional and mental health differences.

Guidelines are provided to enhance a learner’s active engagement. The model is designed to provide guidance for helping children to progress and provide families and schools with help to feel successful in supporting the child.

SCERTS helps families together with colleagues in Education, Health and Care to collaborate in a carefully coordinated manner.

SCERTS in action in Somerset

We have 11 SCERTS Pathfinder Schools in Somerset, who are as follows:

Their work is celebrated in the following video.  The video below has been created by Emily Rubin, SCERTS co-author, with Somerset SCERTS Pathfinder Schools, Access to Inclusion Advisory Teachers and the Educational Psychology Service.  It shares the ethos and impact of implementing the SCERTS framework with neurodiverse children and young people.

Please also refer to the SCERTS Training Video slides

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Somerset SCERTS Overview

Presentation handouts, Autumn 2023

PDF, 1.48 MB

If your school has completed the SCERTS training and would like support from one of the Pathfinder Schools, please to reach out to a school within your partnership area.

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SCERTS in Action in Somerset. Review of Survey Data and Feedback

Facilitated by Emily Rubin, MS, CC-SLP, Co-author, SCERTS. Date of Report: May 18, 2023

PDF, 1.64 MB

Training courses

You can find out more information about booking future training on the SSE website for professionals. Training is FREE to the Somerset workforce and education settings. Please note, this is a cumulative training programme. If you wish to use SCERTS in your work, you must complete both Day 1 and Day 2. If you wish to become a SCERTS Champion, you must complete Days 1, 2, and 3.

SCERTS Three-day course, delivered virtually by Emily Rubin and Amy Laurent:

  • Day 1 – 13 November 2024 9am – 3pm
  • Day 2 – 2 December 2024 9am – 3pm
  • Day 3 – 15 January 2025 9am – 3pm

Reflective Practice Sessions, for all schools who have completed Day 1 and Day 2 training days:

  • new dates to follow

Last reviewed: May 14, 2024 by Gemma

Next review due: November 14, 2024

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