Somerset SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support), say a warm welcome to their new team members.

Georgia Horne – Georgia is our SENDIAS Officer for Mendip who will be offering Information, Advice and Support on the EHC Plan process, Annual Reviews, support with preparing for Mediation and First Tier Tribunals.

Debbie Mason – Debbie is our Choice Advisor who will be offering support with school admissions and appeals. Debbie works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Lauren Brunsden – Lauren is one of our administrators who will be carrying out general admin tasks, such as answering the phones and replying to emails. Lauren works Tuesday – Friday.

Meet the SENDIAS Team!

The Somerset SENDIAS team.

  • the Service Manager
  • a Development Officer
  • 4 SENDIAS Officers (Previously known as Area Co-ordinators)
  • a Child & Young Peoples Officer
  • 5 SENDIAS SEN Support Workers
  • 2 Administrators

SEN Support Workers cover the county. Their role is to support parents/carers with SEN support within schools. This includes school meetings and making sure the graduated response is followed. Please see link for new graduated response tool kit for Somerset: Somersets-Graduated-Response-Tool.pdf (

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September 5, 2022

Chloe Andrews