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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.

Stay & Play

Dates: Mon 25 Jul, Wed 27 Jul, Mon 1 Aug, Wed 3 Aug, Mon 8 Aug, Wed 10 Aug, Mon 15 Aug, Wed 17 Aug 2022
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Littlewood Campus

For primary & early years children only.
Parents/carers from all campuses are welcome.
No need to book.

Coffee Mornings

Primary Phase

Date: every first Thursday of the month
Time: 10-11.30am
Venue: Family Room at Springwood Campus

Meet the Family Support Team and other parents/carers with children with additional needs.
Primary Phase Coffee Morning

Senior Phase

Date: every third Thursday of the month
Time: 10-11.30am
Venue: varies – please check flyer below for details

For parents of Year 7 students and above to meet the IAG & Family Support Teams.
Senior Phase Coffee Morning flyer

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.

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!

Next meeting: Wednesaday 4th May, then the first Wednesday of each month
Time: 10-11am
Venue: Please contact Family Support for venue arrangements

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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