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.

A leaflet outlining the role of the PFSA is available by clicking on this link PFSA Leaflet.

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


Local Services – Contact Details


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

A parent led forum offering information and a ‘collective voice’ for parents of disabled children across Somerset. Online directory of services.


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

An impartial information & support service for parents & carers of young people (upto 25) with Special Educational Needs & disability(SEND)


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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