Family Support

Family Support

Tina Mcgovern
Tina Mcgovern

Tina Mcgovern is our Family Support Worker and is here to advise, listen, help and offer any additional support to parents/carers for both Linwood & Springwood Campus.

Tina can be contacted via –
Tel:  01202 525107 (Linwood Campus reception)
01202 636804 (direct line)
07908 276892 (mobile)

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: Thursday
Next date: 13th December 2018

All parents/carers are welcome from all campuses.

Future Thoughts Coffee Mornings

An opportunity for parents/carers of students in year 8 and above to meet the IAG (Impartial Advice & Guidance) team and discuss thoughts, feelings, concerns and options for their young person’s future.

Location: Family Room at Linwood Campus
9:30am – 12pm
Next date: 12th December 2018

Future Thoughts flyer

Book Exchange

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

Arts & Crafts

Location: Springwood Campus
Cost: Free for the whole family
Next session: 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: To be confirmed
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: 1st December, 12th January, 9th February, 9th March, 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.


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

For more information, contact Tina Mcgovern (Family Support Worker)

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