The inclusion transformation team are incredibly excited to have proposed a long-term project across West Somerset to bring specialist expertise and resource to the area.  The area was granted funds to support a project as part of the legacy of the West Somerset Opportunity Area.

The project is not only bringing new resource and expertise to the area but will be ground-breaking in the level of specialist partnership taking place to ensure the provision has the very best expertise driving it.  The project brings together two of Somerset’s largest special schools – Selworthy School, part of the Oak Partnership Trust and Polden Bower School, as experts to provide advice and support in the planning phase.

On Monday 10th June, managers from Inclusion Sufficiency hosted a day of visits across the area with strategic partners Futures for Somerset, Somerset Council School Growth Team and representatives from both special schools.  The visits have enabled the team to start to identify the most appropriate locations for satellite special schools and to share expertise about the requirements, logistics and accessibility needs of such spaces.  We look forward to sharing further updates of this fantastic project with you over the coming months.

Selworthy school and Polden Bower logos

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June 22, 2023

Molly Venn