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.
Most of our team work across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas. You may meet our Area Practitioners and other team members at our workshops, events and local drop-in sessions. Your first point of contact will usually be our Information, Advice & Support (IAS) line workers, who will respond to your contact form, telephone call or email.
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
Sarah Bishop & Santie Human
Bristol Area Practitioner: Katherine Jackson
North Somerset Area Practitioner: Sam Gist
North Somerset SEND in Schools Practitioner: Charlie Shipp
South Gloucestershire Area Practitioner: Louise Tonkin
Information, Advice and Support Line Staff
Information, Advice and Support Line Coordinators: Kirsty Armitage and Jo Dean
Senior Information, Advice and Support Line Worker: Davina Evans
Senior Information, Advice and Support Worker: Sara Maggs
Information, Advice and Support Line Worker: Jenna Hollywood
Information, Advice and Support Line Worker: Jane Hill
Information, Advice and Support Line Worker: Helen Bales
Volunteer Project Lead and CYP Practitioner: Jane Franklin
Media Officer: Jenna Hollywood
Office & Finance Manager: Carolyne Ablitt
Assistant Office & Finance Manager: Jodie Thame