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News and updates

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

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Making South Glos "Travel to School" Better

The right kind of transport to school is really important for many parents.  South Gloucestershire Council are changing how travel to school is run so it was really useful to meet Adam Silcock, Transport Review Officer and Sue Halley, Travel Trainer at our Yate Parent Support Group this month.  If you missed it, you can look over the notes from the meeting or get a good idea about the changes from the Powerpoint. There are links for how to contribute your views too.

For more useful, local information like this, join our eshare by emailing




Sounds better to me


Patchway Townswomen Guild make a difference to Supportive Parents.

What do you do about noise in a busy office?  With so many people going in and out, it can be hard to keep it down.

A generous donation from Patchway Townswomens Guild helped us find an answer.  We now have smart, new acoustic screens for our helpline area so our staff find it easier to block out distractions and focus on giving information and support about SEND. 

Thank you ladies!



Transition to the new 0-25 special educational needs and disability system

The Dfe have just published the Third Edition of Transition to the new 0-25 special eduactional needs and disability system click here 


Support Group talks about travel to school @ Brimsham Green School, BS37 7LB, Tuesday 15 September 2015, 7.30 – ‘til 9.00 pm

We look forward to welcoming Adam Silcock, Transport Review Officer and Sue Halley, Travel Trainer. They are coming to tell you more about the proposed changes to travel to school, and hear your thoughts about the changes.

If you know someone whose child currently accesses supported travel, but they are not on our email share or newsfeed, please share the information about the event.

Let us know if you are planning to come!

Sara will be on hand to talk through any individual concerns you may wish to raise.

Thank you and hope to see you on Tuesday!

Best wishes

Kathryn Mason and Sara Maggs

South Gloucestershire Team


Our Trustee of the Year 2015 - Anne Bush 

We have nominated our exceptional Trustee Anne Bush for a Voscur Social Impact Award!  Anne is a founding member of our Charity and our Treasurer.  She has tirelessly supported us for 26 years.  Please vote for Anne and help us celebrate her contribution to improving outcomes of children in Bristol with SEND.  To cast your vote for Anne click here