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PCC action fund supports tailored education for young people

Selwothy School Student and Sue

Young people with specialist education needs at a school in Taunton have received a visit from Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens, after recently being awarded £1,000 from the PCC’s Community Action Fund.

Selworthy School, who have a cohort of 96 pupils, provides primary, secondary and sixth-form education, teaching and supporting children and young people with specialist education needs to help them lead happy and rewarding lives.

During the visit, PCC Sue Mountstevens met with the schools’ teachers and pupils, and learned more about how the school is working hard to create a positive learning environment for their students.

Speaking about her visit, Sue said: “There’s an overwhelming sense of happiness here, it is a fantastic school that promotes a learning environment unlike any I have seen before.

“I’m delighted the school applied to the Community Action Fund and it is clear the money is making a real difference and I look forward to continue seeing the impact this has on the students.”

One student enjoyed talking with Sue about his latest creation of a stop-animation movie using Lego pieces, whilst another wanted to play catch with her. The school also explained their different teaching methods and how this combined with their facilities enabled pupils to flourish.

The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund offers voluntary organisations and community groups to apply for grants of up to £3,000 for a project or initiative which support the PCC’s priorities.

If you would like more information about Selworthy School in Taunton, you can visit their website - www.selworthy.somerset.sch.uk/

For more information about applying for Commissioner’s Community Action Fund visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk and search Commissioner’s Community Action Fund.

Posted on Wednesday 21st February 2018
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