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Don't give up if your child misses their school of choice, you can always appeal!

I have met a lovely couple Mrs Maria Proszowska and her husband Mr Mariusz Proszowski.Their first son was not allocated any of the three prefered secendary school choices. They have appealed, but unfortunately the appeal was unsuccessful, the application was turned down.

Translation and Interpreting Services

We are delighted to inform everyone that Diversity Voice has been awarded a contract for Translation and Interpreting Services and Community Engagement from Somerset County Council. Diversity Voice scored 91.6% during the tender process, which was the best result. The contract has been offered for 4 years.

School Admissions

If you live in England and have children in preschool, perhaps you are wondering how to register a child for school.

English course helps new residents to settle in Somerset

This was an extremely successful project which started in November 2014 and continued until April 2015. The aim of the project was to support people who were unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week, to engage with the labour market.

Be your own Boss.

The project is dedicated for people who wants to set up own business. In February and March MECA will organise number of workshops for people who wants to run self-employment. Sessions will include information on how to register self-employment how to register national insurance contribution class 2 or class 4. We will talk about marketing for self-employment and how to promote your business and where.

Annual Training Day Somerset Skills and Learning

This year, we have decided to hold an 'Annual Training Day' to cover a wider remit, prepare us for the year ahead and ensure that our partners know the SS&L challenges and priorities for 2014 – 15. The training event is aimed at family learning tutors, managers, Children's Centre staff, teachers, front line staff, voluntary organisations and anyone interested in developing or delivering family learning.

Somerset Skills and Learning

If you are looking for a change in career, to gain further qualifications, enhance your existing skills, improve your health and wellbeing, or if you just want to learn as a hobby for the pleasure of learning, then we have something for you.


Healthy Lunch in School

Eating well is very important. Children need to eat well as it will give them energy and nutrients to grow and develop, be healthy and active. A healthy, enjoyable lunch gives children the energy they need to learn and play at school.

Link Worker language support service

This service is funded by Somerset County Council (SCC) with contributions made by participating schools. We have been delivering this service (when we were previously MECA) for more than 10 years and are able to support any services run by SCC for children and young people. With our long experience of working with schools and parents we are able to help them support their children's education. We also support Somerset Children's Social Care through translation, interpreting and training services.

Early Years Support Service

We offer a service funded by Somerset County Council, through the Dedicated Schools Grant, providing support for early years providers, children and parents. We are based in Somerset and work closely with local authorities, other voluntary sector organisations and education providers. We are able to support early years providers in the whole of Somerset.