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See below for the latest news and updates from Supportive Parents. You can find all our periodically published newsletters here.


Exciting new vacancy - Information and Communication Coordinator 

Help us to make a difference. We are seeking a team player with a strong all-round set of communication and administrative skills, who will ensure that our information is accurate, current and relevant.

Are you an expert communicator with knowledge of SEND? Are you proficient in ICT, creative and solutions focused? We need someone with a flair for researching, writing and producing publications including a newsletter and with a working knowledge of website editing, social media and data management systems.

Salary: £22,665 pro rata (20 hours per week, over 4 days must include Fridays during term time)

Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2017

To apply:  job pack and  application form

Closing date: midnight 17th February 2016

Interview date: 3rd March 2016



North Somerset Support Group meeting 12th January The Firs Resource Centre, Drove Road WSM BS23 3NX

Our next drop in support group will be held TOMORROW, Tuesday 12th January, at the Firs Resource Centre, Drove Road, Weston Super Mare,BS23 3NX from 7 - 9 pm. If you would like information and advice around your child or young persons special educational needs, or would just like to drop in for a cuppa with other parents please do come along.


Winter 2015 Newsletter out now!

How we make a difference -read a case study about our work with families.

Our new “SEND and You” course starts in January -  to book a place call us on 0117 9897724 or email

National Newsthere's still time to take part in your local area SEND consultation (deadline 4th January 2016)

Please share our newsletter with your friends, colleagues and SENCO’s. 

The team at Supportive Parents wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


South Glos Support Group @ Kingswood Children’s Centre Hollow Road Kingswood BS15 9TP Tuesday 15 Dec 2015  7.30-9pm

Don't forget that our South Glos Support Group is tomorrow (15th Dec). Once again the focus is SEN support and we will be looking at our new SEND resources.

It's almost Christmas, and we will be celebrating with some festive refreshments!

We look forward to seeing you there. Park on the road, or come by bus, we are behind the Park Centre, which is opposite Kingswood Civic Centre. Buses 6, 43, 319, 634 and 635 services pick-up and drop-off nearby.

Best wishes

Kathryn, Sara and Kirsty
South Glos Team


North Somerset Support Group Thursday 10th December, 7 - 9 pm St Barnabas Children's Centre, West Hill, Portishead BS20 6LN 

Drop-in support group meeting for parents and carers of children/young people with SEND. If you would like Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support please come along and join us for Christmas fayre and a goodie bag of SEND resources.