Team Around the School

About the Team Around the School

Team Around the School forms part of Somerset’s Early Help Strategy. We want to ensure that early help happens as part of a continuum, from universal preventative approaches through to more targeted help, when children are experiencing more complex and multiple difficulties.


  • Enable timely provision of early intervention and preventative services for children, young people and their families and to reduce the number of cases held and referred to children’s social care and other specialist, costly services.

  • Reduce exclusions, improve attendance and educational achievement and attainment and overall wellbeing.

  • Support and engage with families more efficiently in relation to school related issues, identifying and removing barriers to learning and closing the gap for vulnerable groups.

  • Build trust and improve communication across agencies so that information and data is shared effectively and suitably.


  • Improved multi-agency working. By bringing multi-agency professionals together provides opportunities to share information/updates within their respective organisations.

  • Co-ordinated provision of integrated support.

  • A better sharing of professional disciplines, no duplication of activity/casework and streamlined assessment and referral processes where information is given once.

  • Services used effectively to meet family needs that focus on outcomes.

  • Improved and earlier access to services for children, young people and families.  Provides a strong and informative evidence base if a case requires escalation.

Regular TAS meetings are held  every half term  at Oaklands Primary School (Primary and Special Schools), Westfield Academy (Westfield, Preston School and Bucklers Mead) and Stanchester Academy.  Schools may be invited to additional meetings where there is common family involvement.

Referrals are made using a Common Referral Form and should be sent to the TAS Co-Ordinator 10 days before the meeting.  Guidance and the referral form can be found on the documentation page of this website.

Yeovil Federation Team Around the School Meetings


Primary/Special Schools


Venue: Oaklands Primary School

18th January

22nd February

19th April

14th June


Westfield/Preston/Bucklers Mead

Venue: Westfield Academy

1st February

8th March

3rd May

28th June



Venue: Stanchester Academy


8th February

22nd March

17th May

12th July

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