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Family Support

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

Contact details


07908 276892 (mobile)
01202 636804 (direct line)
01202 525107, Ext. 227 (Linwood main reception)

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

Below is a list of support sessions and events offered at Linwood School. Please look at our Useful Links page for details of other charities/organisations offering family support and activities in the local area.

You can also find local childcare, services and activities in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area using BCP Council’s Family Information Directory.

Virtual Coffee Mornings

Thursday 20th January 2022 – 10-11am

Family Support and Independent Advice and Guidance Coffee Morning meets virtually via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month. Discussions are suitable for parents/carers of pupils from year 10 upwards, but everyone is welcome!

Our next event features special guests: Futures Unlimited – a new education and support provision for young people aged 19-25.

Futures Unlimited coffee morning flyer

Thursday 3rd February 2022 – 10-11am

Learn how the Zones of Regulation can help young people understand their feelings, emotions and energy levels.

Learn what the four colour zones represent and how each zone can be used to support self-regulation.

Parents/carers from all campuses welcome to attend.

This is a virtual event. For Zoom meeting details, please contact Shan Evans (contact details at the top of this page).

Talking Dads

The Talking Dads coffee mornings are for all dads/carers of children with special needs. This is a free parent-led group with the aim of providing a safe and confidential space where you can share parenting experiences and knowledge, whilst hopefully having some fun and forming friendships.

The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month between 10-11am. We either meet virtually on Zoom or an outside venue. We also have a WhatsApp group to help you keep up-to-date on events. Discussions are suitable for parents/carers of pupils from year 10 upwards, but everyone is welcome!

Talking Dads

Linwood Wellness Group

This is a free parent-led support group for parents/carers of children with SEND where people can get together and share their worries.

We are currently meeting virtually over Zoom on Monday mornings between 10am-12pm.

Linwood Wellness Group

Parent Champion for SEND – Monthly support and advice for families

As a school we want to play a role in improving SEND services for our children and young people. We now have an opportunity to provide a space here in school for families of children with SEND through a new Parent Champion project delivered and funded by SENDiass4BCP and Parent Carers Together.

Parent Champion for SEND

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