Family Support

Family Support

Our Family Support Worker, Tina Mcgovern, and her assistant, Shan Evans, are here to advise, listen, help and offer any additional support to parents/carers for both Linwood & Springwood Campus.

Tel:  01202 525107 (Linwood Campus reception)
01202 636804 (direct line)
07908 276892 (mobile)


Tina Mcgovern
Tina Mcgovern
Shan Evans
Asst. Family Support Worker
Shan Evans Asst. Family Support Worker

Drop In Sessions

The Parent’s Room, based at Linwood Campus, is open to all parents/carers with a child with SEND. Tina will be available to offer advice in various areas or you can just pop along for a coffee and a chat. Tina is available at all campuses with booked appointments.

Coffee Mornings

Location: Family Room at Linwood Campus
Time: 10am – 12pm
Day: The first Thursday of the month (term time only)
Next dates: 4th April

All parents/carers are welcome from all campuses.

Book Exchange

Come along to the Parent’s Room and exchange a book you have read for a new one.

Arts & Crafts

Location: Littlewood Campus
Cost: Free for the whole family
Next session: Mon 8th & Wed 10th April (location for Wed 29th May to be confirmed)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Booking requirements: There is no need to book, just turn up!

We welcome all families who care for a child with a statement of needs.

Swim & Play

Location: Linwood Campus
Cost: £1 per child
Next sessions: Tue 28th, Thu 30th, Fri 31st May
Time: 10am – 1pm
Booking requirements: There is no need to book, just turn up!

We welcome all families who care for a child with a statement of needs.
Please wear beach footwear or socks in the pool.
According to numbers attending, there may be a wait, but this will be as short as possible.
Each family will be given at least one hour in the pool.


Linda Tee-Vides runs Co-motion dance sessions one Saturday a month. These 1.5 hour sessions are full of sensory fun activities with many different colourful props and lots of music! Parents/carers will be expected to stay, supervise and participate with their children for this activity.

Location: Linwood Campus (Malcolm Head Hall)
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Cost: £3 per family
Day: Saturday
Next sessions: 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July
Booking requirements: Places need to be booked with Tina either by phone or you can text on her mobile number (numbers are above). Booking is on a first come, first served basis. If for any reason you are unable to attend your booked session, please contact Tina asap so that the place can be offered to another family. If fully booked, families may wish to call on the morning of the session for cancelled spaces.

Co-motion is open to all children with additional needs, EHCP or SEND.
Siblings are welcome to come along too.
If you are new to this session, evidence of need will be required for registration.


Longfleet Youth FC’s DSActive runs a football programme for children and young people (age 4+) with Down Syndrome.

The programme aims to develop social skills, confidence and physical ability whilst learning football skills and having fun!

Players will take part in fun football sessions delivered by FA qualified coaching staff focusing on dribbling, passing and shooting whilst playing plenty of games.

Location: Carter Community School (Sports Hall), Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4BQ
Date: The first Saturday of every month (excluding August)
Time: 1.00pm to 2.00pm – DSActive Lions (Ages 16+)
2.15pm to 3.15pm – DSActive Cubs (Under 8’s)
3.30pm to 4.30pm – DSActive Tigers (Ages 8 to 16)
Cost: £3.00 per session (£10 sign up fee and £15 kit contribution also payable after first trial session)
Contact: Beverley Bowers, DSActive Co-ordinator
Tel: 07703744564
Website: or

DSActive Football Programme Flyer


Ann Tynan, a Passenger Assistant at Linwood, is the owner of a hair salon and has kindly offered all staff and parents a 20% discount.

Identity Hair Salon, Columbia Road, Bournemouth, BH10 4EQ (opposite the Talbot Rise Social Club)   Tel: 01202 527948

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