All of our SENDIAS staff are independently trained to give you accurate, useful, relevant information and advice about special educational needs/disabilities. They’ll use their knowledge and experience to support you in making decisions about educational issues and concerns.
We have three teams of staff. They specialise in working in the Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire areas respectively. Each team is led by a ‘Local Area Co-ordinator’, supported by a number of ‘Information Advice and Support Workers’. You may meet our Co-ordinators and other team members at our regular parent support groups, workshops, evening surgeries or parent courses. Our staff respond to your calls to our Information, Advice & Support (IAS) line or your emails.
Whether you live in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire, any of our Information, Advice and Support workers can help you. Although you may build up a relationship with a particular staff member, we can’t guarantee that you will always be able to speak to the same person.
Head of Service
Deputy Head of Service
Local Area Lead: Kathryn Mason
Local Co-ordinator: Jo Daglish
Information, Advice and Support Workers: Kate Hale, and Edurne Urzelai
North Somerset Team
Local Area Lead: Sarah Bishop
Information, Advice and Support Worker: Sam Gist
South Gloucestershire Team
Local Area Lead: Santie Human
Information, Advice and Support Workers : Sara Maggs and Edurne Urzelai
Information, Advice and Support Line Staff
Information, Advice and Support Line Coordinator: Kirsty Armitage
Senior Information, Advice and Support Line Workers: Davina Evans and Nadine Etter
Information, Advice and Support Line Workers: Jenna Hollywood, Lori Cannon and Joanne Dean
Whole Service Staff
Volunteer Project Lead and CYP Practitioner: Jane Franklin
Media and Communications Officer – Linda Evans
Office & Finance Manager: Carolyne Ablitt
Administrator: Jodie Thame
Business Administration Apprentice – Abigail Gregory