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School and Family Support Team (SFST)

Meet the team

Each service area has its own responsible manager: Admissions, (Helen Lewis); Governor Support (Kathryn Gilbert); Safeguarding (Sam Jones); Education Welfare Service (Hayley Thomas); Elective Home Education (Anne Lewis) with the whole team managed by John Burge.

What we do

The School and Family Support Team is an umbrella service comprising of five separate services that work closely together to provide support for their respective areas to Neath Port Talbot schools, pupils, parents and the wider residents of the county borough.  This includes: Admissions, Governor Support, Safeguarding, Education Welfare Service and Elective Home Education.  All our service areas are statutory with many of our functions set out in legislation. 

How to access us

Officers for each of the service areas are based at Port Talbot Civic Centre which should be used for any written communications. Further detailed information for each of the services within the School and Family Support Team can be found via the respective webpages above.