At Oakfield, we recognise that any child may require extra help with schoolwork during their time spent with us.

We have a wonderful team of Teaching Assistants working within the school.  Some work exclusively delivering intervention and in monitoring roles, others work directly in the classroom supporting the teacher.  

This can include small group work as well as supporting individuals with specific tasks. Most TAs are keyworkers to a handful of students who need that extra regular contact with home. 

We are holding half termly SEND Coffee Mornings/afternoon sessions for parents to attend. Following parent feedback we are looking to arrange external visitors to these sessions.  

SEND Coffee Sessions


This will be reviewed and updated regularly by Alison Ingram -Assistant Head Teacher Inclusion and Nathan Webb - SENDCo (maternity cover). A school SEND report will be published annually on our SEND documents page along with our SEND Policy.

Alison Ingram Assistant Head Teacher Inclusion can be contacted on 01373 462539

Nathan Webb SENDCo can be contacted on 01373 462539.

Tracey Malley Admin support for SEND, Inclusion & Intervention can be contacted on 01373 462539.


Please see our useful links pages for website links to Somerset County Council's SEND Newsletter & Core Offer along with other useful SEND wellbeing tips and websites.




Somerset Local Authority local offer


Frome Town Council

Activity & Community Groups for people with additional needs

Purple Elephant

click here for Somerset Council's SEND Newsletter


Somerset Parent Forum



Parent Partnership services 

Support Services for Education

 The above webpage is designed to help parents/carers to support children who have concerns about going to school, known as Emotional Based School Avoidance.

If your child has concerns over school, then these webpages could help them.

For younger children click here Support for Younger children

For older children and young people click her Support for older children and young people


Counselling Directory for Autism

Parents Wellbeing

SEND Documents

SEND Policy

ASD support


Somerset Parent Carer Forum

Somerset Parent Carer Forum are offering a wide range of free courses and classes covering many aspects of supporting children and young people with their special educational needs and disabilities. The courses and workshops on offer include:

· Establishing routines and using visuals

· Managing behaviour that challenges

· Helping your child through a transition

· Understanding sensory difficulties

Helping your child manage their anxiety

There is a full programme of workshops running throughout the year at various locations throughout Somerset, plus some online options. For more information and for details on how to book, see the booklet below

Wise Up Workshops

ADHD/ASD Free courses