Family Support

Our Family Support Team are here to advise, listen, help, and offer any additional support to parents/carers for all Linwood School campuses.

Tina Mcgovern

Family Support Worker

Shan Evans

Asst. Family Support Worker

Ann-Marie Morgan

Asst. Family Support Worker

Contact Family Support

familysupport@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk

Telephone: 01202 525107 (Linwood Campus Main Reception) Ext 250

Below is an outline of the support sessions we offer. Click on the + icon to read them.
Follow the school Facebook page where we share information about all our upcoming events, dates, times, and venues. 

Stay and Play

What is it?

A craft-based session for families to attend with their child with a range of crafting activities for siblings.


When does it happen?

Mondays and Wednesdays 10am – 12pm of school holidays*

*Closed during Christmas Holidays.


Who is it for?

For Linwood School children aged 3 to 11 years and their families.

Parent/Carer Coffee Morning

What is it?

A coffee morning to meet the family support team and other parents and carers of children with additional needs.


When does it happen?

First Thursday of the month 9:30am – 11:30am


Who is it for?

All Linwood School parents and carers.

Future Thoughts Coffee Morning

What is it?

A coffee morning to meet the IAG (Independent Advice and Guidance) and family support team to talk about future placement options.


When does it happen?

Third Thursday of the month 9:30am – 11:30am


Who is it for?

For Linwood School parents of Year 7 students and above.

My Child Support Group

What is it?

Is a supportive session for Linwood School parents/carers who present as dysregulated (behaviour that challenges).

This support group allows you to share your worries with other parents experiencing the same concerns and can also offer individual support and practical advice.

The session is run by the Family Support and PACE with guest speakers.


When does it happen?

Once a Term
Dates, times, and venues to be posted via Facebook. Sessions are 1 ½ to 2 hours in duration.


Who is it for?

Linwood School parents and carers – places are limited to 10 families (2 adults).

To book call Family Support 01202 525107 ext. 250

Talking Dads

What is it?

A free parent-led group to provide a safe space for you to share parenting experiences, build resilience and access support.


When does it happen?

Monthly dates, times, and venues to be posted via Facebook.


Who is it for?

All Linwood School male parents, carers and family members (grandads, uncles and adult brothers).

Counselling Support

What is it?

Individual counselling sessions.


When does it happen?

1:1 Slots are available between 9.00am and 1.30pm every Tuesday at Linwood Campus.

Please telephone Family Support for more details and to book 01202 525107 ext. 250


All Linwood School parents/carers. Voluntary contributions welcome.

Wellness Group

What is it?

This free parent-led support group provides a safe space to share any stresses or worries. The group focus is to help parents/carers enhance their well-being within a supportive group.


When does it happen?

Every Monday (during term time) 9.30am – 11.30am Linwood Family Room


Who is it for?

All Linwood School parents/carers.

Parent Workshops

What is it?

Parent workshops providing information, practical advice and tips on various subjects such as:

  • E-safety
  • Sensory Difference
  • Total Communication
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Fun with Foods
  • Speech and Language

When does it happen?

Once a term dates, times, and venues to be posted via Facebook.


Who is it for?

All Linwood School parents/carers.

Family Support Contact Form

If you have any questions or need support please get in touch with Family Support by emailing familysupport@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk

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