What is ‘TAPPAS’?
The ‘Team Around the Pupil Parent And Setting’ – TAPPAS is a group of professionals that supports schools and families in the wellbeing and additional learning needs of children and young people. The team includes an educational psychologist, specialist teacher, speech & language therapists, an occupational therapist, nursing and primary mental health workers and school counsellors.
The team of professionals attached to a cluster of schools is a revolving team who see the schools and families on a regular basis providing practical early help and support.
- Consultation and planning meetings, which are held in all Pembrokeshire Schools termly where specialist teams and schools discuss ‘wrap around’ support and intervention relating to individual children and young people. (TAPPAS 1)
- Cluster wide forums for schools are termly and provide an opportunity to develop collaborative working between schools and agencies to build capacity as well as solution focused, proactive approaches for children and young people with additional learning needs. (TAPPAS 2)
- Cluster wide forums for families which are held termly and provide opportunities for families to network and meet with specialists for advice and support. (TAPPAS 3)