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“The voice of Headteachers in Somerset:
leading, influencing and driving Primary Education"
Welcome to the Somerset Association of Primary Headteachers (SAPHTO).
The aims of the Association are to:
·          Provide a forum for professional discussion and debate on the development of Primary Education and the enhancement of this provision in Somerset
·          Provide a locally based system of support for Primary Headteachers with regard to professional and personal welfare; and
·          Provide a structure for positive, constructive and varied consultation and collaboration with the LA, and between schools[1], improving outcomes for children in primary school in Somerset
·          Develop and implement a Raising Achievement Plan for the primary sector, that clarifies priorities at a strategic (countywide), managerial (Learning Partnership) and operational (school) level to improve outcomes for children.

[1] All references to schools refer to all state funded education institutions (5-16), including maintained schools, academies and free schools.


Joint SAPHTO Executive and Liaison Officers: 
Phil Burner email: and Lucinda Searle email: 
SAPHTO Administrator:  Sarah Osborne, email:  Tel:  01823 356258

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If you experience difficulty accessing the SAPHTO website and are entitled to do so please log a call with the ICT Help Desk - stating your name, school, role and the site you require access to.​
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