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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

  • Role of the Art Coordinator - Beginners
    Role of the Art Coordinator - Beginners
    Tue, 05 Mar
    Role of the Art Coordinator - Beginners
    05 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 15:30
    Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Registration is now closed.
  • Creative Leaders Network
    Creative Leaders Network
    Tue, 12 Mar
    Creative Leaders Network
    12 Mar 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.
  • Role of the Art Coordinator - Refresher
    Role of the Art Coordinator - Refresher
    Tue, 19 Mar
    Role of the Art Coordinator - Refresher
    19 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 15:30
    Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Best Practice, Planning, Progression and Assessment for KS 1-2
  • 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 - Beginners
    Role of the Art Coordinator - Beginners
    Tue, 12 Nov
    Role of the Art Coordinator - Beginners
    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
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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