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For Vulnerable 
Learners

SPAEDA offer specialist support for those working with additional needs students and vulnerable learners. Including network development and supervision for SENCo, SEND and PRU staff, training in provision of trauma informed settings and online subject resources.

 

We also run a programme of creative and therapeutic interventions for vulnerable children with additional needs that promote wellbeing and develop skills to use into adulthood, including: progression frameworks such as the arts award; creative offers responding to needs identified within Educational Healthcare Plans; home, hybrid and family learning opportunities.

 

Upcoming Training and Events

  • Enhancing Classroom Dialogue through Gallery Visits and Artist Studies
    Enhancing Classroom Dialogue through Gallery Visits and Artist Studies
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Enhancing Classroom Dialogue through Gallery Visits and Artist Studies
    25 Jun 2024, 13:30 – 16:30
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Art and Design skills-building ideas, approaches and techniques for fostering children's expression and communication. For KS1-2 Art Subject Teachers.
  • Creative Leaders Network
    Creative Leaders Network
    Thu, 27 Jun
    Creative Leaders Network
    27 Jun 2024, 16:00 – 18:00
    Online Network Meeting
    Inviting SENCOs and those working within SEND settings in Somerset to share and develop creative approaches to support their learners.
  • The Art of Modelling Outstanding Practice
    The Art of Modelling Outstanding Practice
    Tue, 09 Jul
    The Art of Modelling Outstanding Practice
    09 Jul 2024, 13:30 – 16:30
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Art and Design skills-building ideas, approaches, and techniques for cultivating a dynamic learning environment that encourages students' creativity and skill development in Art and Design.
  • Into the Woods with Willow sculptor Stefan Jennings
    Into the Woods with Willow sculptor Stefan Jennings
    Tue, 30 Jul
    Into the Woods with Willow sculptor Stefan Jennings
    30 Jul 2024, 10:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    Learn how to source, store and work with Willow in 3 dimensions, developing skills that can be adapted for your classroom, forest school and garden.
  • Raku Firing with Andy Glass
    Raku Firing with Andy Glass
    Fri, 02 Aug
    Raku Firing with Andy Glass
    02 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 17:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    In this workshop you'll gain an understanding of the Japanese art of Raku and learn this pottery technique firsthand, led by Andy Glass.
  • Wild Cordage with Artist Alice Fox
    Wild Cordage with Artist Alice Fox
    Sat, 03 Aug
    Wild Cordage with Artist Alice Fox
    03 Aug 2024, 10:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    Produce a selection of fibre and cordage samples and learn about times to gather, process and store your wild fibres. You will be introduced to looping and weaving techniques using your cordage.
  • SWITCHBOOK - Sketchbook Circle for Art Leaders
    SWITCHBOOK - Sketchbook Circle for Art Leaders
    Thu, 10 Oct
    SWITCHBOOK - Sketchbook Circle for Art Leaders
    10 Oct 2024, 16:30 – 18:00
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    SWITCHBOOK is an innovative collaboration, bringing together art educators from across Somerset, working side-by-side on a continuous sketchbook journey.
  • Role of the Art Coordinator
    Role of the Art Coordinator
    Tue, 12 Nov
    Role of the Art Coordinator
    12 Nov 2024, 09:00 – 15:30
    Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Best Practice, Planning, Progression and Assessment for KS 1-2
HeARTspace: unlocking resilience through art

HeARTspace provides a creative safe space where children and young people can find support from trusted adults and develop peer relationships in a time of crisis and trauma, through the making of art.

Thank you to our many supporters who helped us raise £6,254 for HeARTspace in March! All funds were raised through the Big Give. 

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Creative Leaders Network

​We run networks for SENCOs and those working within SEND settings in Somerset to share and develop creative approaches to support their learners.

Our termly networks signpost approaches and resources designed to make the most of the creative arts within Special School and Pupil Referral Unit contexts.  

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Bolder and Braver Project

Using art and creativity as a therapeutic tool, Bolder and Braver sought to empower young learners with additional needs, giving them opportunities to reflect as well as new skills to raise their aspirations and better equip them for living their best adult life.

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Online Teaching Resources

Use our online teaching resources across the curriculum with all learners.  

 

Each resource includes curriculum links; engaging practical activities designed and led by artists; full instructions and a list of everything you need to deliver these with your students.

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