News and updates

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


Have you heard about the EHC Plan survey?

Have you heard about the Educational Health and Care Plan survey? If you have a child or children with SEND you may have recieved a letter about it, through the post. The DfE says, this will help them and local authorities to make improvements to the system, in the future. The survey is takes place between July to October and is an opportunity for families to express their views and the results from each local area in England. Those contacted can complete the survey by web, post or phone. Click on the link below to fill out the survey online. NB! unfortunately the survey is ONLY for EHCPs completed in 2015, not before or after.


Summer Holiday Activities & Events

Looking for things to do this Summer Holiday?  Take a look at the links below for some ideas!


South Gloucestershire Support Group - 19th July, 7.30 - 9.00pm

The next South Gloucestershire Support Group will take place from 7.30 - 9.00pm on 19th July at the following venue: Brimsham Green Secondary School Room 1, Supportive Education Unit, Broad Lane, Yate BS37 7LB.  Nikki from Kids is coming to tell us more about their Promoting Independence Project for young people aged 13-25 with a learning difficulty or disability.  Santie and Kathryn from our team will also be on hand to answer your end of term questions.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Presentation available from North Somerset Support Group (Therapy Space)

Linda Plowden's presentation from the latest North Somerset Support Group is available to view or download here.


North Somerset Support Group Thursday 7th July at The Firs, St Barnabas Centre, West Hill, Portishead BS20 6LN, from 7 – 9 pm.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Linda Plowden from Therapy Space at our next Support Group.  

Linda’s aim is to help parents and families of children with difficulties (at home and/or school) understand their child’s behaviour from a sensory perspective rather than a behavioural one. Sensory Processing Disorder affects nearly every child who is struggling in life. She says ‘It is fascinating to unravel their problems as every child is different and unique and it is my pleasure to help you understand your own child who is precious and your main goal for them is to be happy.’

‘Many children will come to Therapy Space without diagnoses because they are struggling due to the following types of difficulties both at home and in school.

Handwriting, Co-ordination, Fine Motor Skills, Organisation, Listening, Attention, Behaviour, Communication, 1 in 10 children struggle with these typical problems.’

 Linda has trained parents and staff on both sensory processing disorder and attachment difficulties, the training is excellent and the enlightens parents and staff on behaviours which are sensory based with many strategies given.

We do hope you will join us for what will be a very interesting and useful talk.