Parent & Family Support Adviser | FAIRMEAD SCHOOL

Parent & Family Support Adviser

The role of a Parent & Family Support Adviser (PFSA) is to work directly with children, their parents/carers and other agencies and services.

Our aims include strenghtening and increasing communication between home and school ensuring parents/carers are aware of help and advice available through other agencies, encouraging parents/carers to take an active part in their child’s education and learning and providing opportunities for parents/carers to meet through regular organised events.

I am not a teacher, social worker or health worker.  I am part of the school workforce and am able to offer independent advice and flexible support and guidance.

Leaflets outlining the role of the PFSA are available from our school reception area.

I can be contacted through the school or you can call or email me direct.

Sharon White
Parent & Family Support Adviser for Fairmead School
Mobile: 07901850869


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Somerset County Transport School transport provider for those that meet eligibility criteria.

 Tel: 0300 123 2224


Somerset Dental Access Centres

Adults & children with moderate to severe learning difficulties may be eligible to attend a Dental Access Centre (centres across Somerset inc. Yeovil & Chard), if visiting a regular dentist is problematic. Referral is necessary from your current Dentist, GP or Social Worker. See the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Website for more details.

Dental Helpline: 0300 123 7691

Yeovil Access Centre 01935 413716

Chard Access Centre 01460 63551

Somerset Direct

Children & Young Peoples Service.  Advice & services for Education and Children’s Social Care.

 0845 345 9122

Somerset Parent Carer Forum

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SENDIAS – Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice & Support

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Somerset Short Breaks Team

Supporting children & young people with disabilities to access community.

 01823 358117

Somerset Youth Equipment StoreEquipment to hire for children & young people with additional needs.

01823 410131

Yeovil Activity Partnership

Providers of supported holiday activities for children & young people with additional needs.

 Steve Coles – Partnership Activity Leader

07821 369526

Yeovil Parent Support Group 

A support group for parents and carers of young people with additional needs. Meetings are held once a month at Fairmead School.

Steve Coles 07821 369526

Sharon White 07901 850869



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