Welcome on board Links Therapy Company.

Links Therapy Company is a small team of experienced Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists specialising in flexible support around your individual requirements.  Links Therapy Company offer one off consultations, longer term therapy and support, individual assessments, training for carers and organisations, class and school based strategies. Links Therapy Company specialises in providing […]

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Dyslexia Training Course

Congratulations to Clair and Jane for writing and delivering a brilliant training package this term. Over 4 sessions (3 hours each), Enhancing Dyslexia Friendly Provision in Secondary Schools was delivered to 2 delegates from each of the secondary schools in the South Warwickshire Education Partnership (SWEP). The course included an understanding of dyslexia and its impact on […]

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Alcester Academy – Parent Workshop

Another successful collaboration with Alcester Academy. On Friday, Clair ran a workshop for parents of Year 11 students – the focus was how to support exam revision. ‘It was useful to understand how to use methods that will encourage and not overwhelm our son’.

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Grandparents Matter Too

            On Tuesday of this week, Entrust Care Partnership hosted the first in a series of 3 workshops for grandparents of children with SEND. Leo led a session on autism awareness which was lively and interactive with information and advice sharing between all. St Michael’s Church Hall in Budbrooke made […]

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Free training for NQTs

More SEND Supported free training for NQTs is now opened out to all schools in and around Warwickshire, on a first come first served basis. (Paid for places may be available for other members of staff on request.) AUTUMN TERM 2018 Friday 9th November – An introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) – practical strategies to […]

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SEND Supported PRESS RELEASE

“A group of teachers are using their expertise to improve the prospects of pupils with special educations needs across Warwickshire and beyond. Tanya King, of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, has worked directly with the team supporting their business to grow over the last 12 months. She said: “The contribution this group is making to […]

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AUTISM Parent drop-ins

Are you the parent or carer of a young person with autism? Would you like to connect with other families of children or young people with autism? We are holding monthly drop-ins, at our Warwick base, for families to call in for a coffee and chat. Autism specialist teachers from SEND Supported will be on hand to […]

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Work Experience Placement

  This month SEND Supported provided its first work experience placement for a Y10 student from North Leamington School. Office duties included photocopying, scanning, website development, typing……and even creating some beautiful pots of flowers for our front entrance.  Thanks go to C, from everyone at SEND Supported, for all your hard work on the day.

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Social Entrepreneurs

Entrust Care Partnership is a not for profit Social Enterprise and Company Limited by Guarantee which began offering services for disabled children, young people, and families in 2014. As a Director I work from home pretty much all the time and, although it has great benefits, it can also be lonely with no colleagues to […]

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Working with local businesses

Last week Kantar Millward Brown ran a Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Week at their Warwick office base. Lucy and Jules represented SEND Supported, leading a workshop on promoting inclusion for autistic adults. They received great feedback from those  attending who found the session informative, very engaging and ‘relatable in so many ways’. Let’s hope […]

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Autism and Me – Thoughts of an autistic 12 year old girl

I don’t feel autistic. But then I realise that I am awkward at times, and I can be too influenced, and I can act strange. That makes me think, “Do try and fight away the autism.” And then I realise, “That’s a part of you. You don’t want to lose your autism.  That’s how you […]

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FREE TRAINING for partner schools

Transition from primary to secondary school is not easy for pupils who have additional needs.  SEND Supported offers partner secondary schools, with all of their primary feeder schools, a free twilight session focusing on promoting successful transitions for pupils who have additional Communication and Interaction needs. For more information, talk to your SEND Supported consultant […]

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Welcome to a new term

What fabulous weather for the start of the Summer Term! We would like to welcome all new partner schools working with us this term. Our office location last week  provided plenty of opportunities for us to meet up and work together and it has been lovely to welcome Jane and Clare into the fold face […]

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Clare Viney joins SEND Supported

Send Supported welcomes Clare Viney on board in the new term. Clare has taught for 24 years beginning in mainstream primary and teaching Year 1, Year 2 and Year 5, co-ordinating English across the school and fulfilling the SENCo role.  She also has experience in special educations, as an Assistant Headteacher, as a Literacy Consultant for […]

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SEND Supported relocated

We are pleased to have completed the refurbishment of of our offices and moved in over Easter. Our location at the Emscote Centre in Warwick creates a central base where we can deliver training and develop a resource bank of materials and equipment, as well as provide office space for our growing team of specialist […]

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A message of thanks

Matt, Megan and Val would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended George’s funeral earlier this month and also for and all the beautiful cards, stories and messages they received from many colleagues and families. At a time of great sadness it went a long way to help them cope with […]

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SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PACKAGES 2018 – 2019

Schools are finalising their external specialist provider needs, now that budgets are confirmed for April. A number of academy schools are also confirming or renewing their School Partnership Packages for September, in order to ensure continuity of specialist teachers and maintain existing working relationships. If your school would like a visit to discuss services and […]

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Funeral arrangements for George

George’s funeral will be held at St Mary’s Church, Old Square, Warwick CV34 4RA on Thursday 8th March at 10.00 am. All who knew George as friends, colleagues, school staff or families are welcome and George’s family have asked if you do attend that you wear some colour to brighten the occasion. The burial following […]

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George Timlin. 7th March 1956 – 4th February 2018

Founding Partner, SEND Supported. With huge sadness, we announce that after a short illness, George passed away on Sunday 4th February. You will find some of the tributes to George that we have received, on his Team Page. If you would like to add your own thoughts to George’s page, please send contributions to SEND […]

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2018 starts with training

Happy New Year! SEND Supported starts 2018 with school based training across the county. Schools are benefiting from dyslexia and autism training and workshops in social communication and interaction. If you are interested in bespoke training for your setting then do get in touch via the Contact Us page on the website. Feedback from training at The […]

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Welcome on board Kate!

Send Supported welcomes Kate Griffiths on board from 1st January. Kate has 21 years’ teaching experience, originally qualifying as a teacher of History and Special Needs.  She has worked in Secondary Schools and Colleges as a class teacher, SEN Intervention Teacher, Head of Supportive Studies and SENCo.  More recently, Kate has worked  across primary and […]

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Parent SEND Support Forum

  The Leamington North Cluster Forum met for the first time on Friday at Lillington Primary School. Thank you Michelle for all the hard work in getting this event off the ground. The workshop was led by George and Jo and focused on transition between primary and secondary school. Families of youngsters from Y5 – […]

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Congratulations to Lucy age 10

Here is our chosen Christmas card design, printed up and ready to go. Thank you Lucy, age 10, from Stratford for your clever word art design. And a great big Christmas Thank You to everyone else who sent in a design, here are some of our favourites……………………………………………        Olivia          […]

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Our first Christmas

We celebrated our first Christmas together with a Christmas ‘do’ at The Leopard in Bishops Tachbrook. Fun was had by all and thank you to our designated drivers Clair, Jo and honorary partner John Clarke!                

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Yaz Mavish, a brilliant advocate for young people with autism.

Yaz is 14 and lives in Warwickshire with mum Jules McLean, brother Will. Yaz has autism and has been going through a rough situation over the last few years. She featured on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire yesterday morning, being interviewed on Lorna Bailey’s morning show in a feature on autism in the lives of two […]

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Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) ‘First Steps for Parents’

We are offering a series of 3 hour information sessions for parents of children who have recently received a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). The sessions, led by members of the SEND Supported team, will explore the characteristics of ASC and highlight some basic strategies. Date and venue to be confirmed. There will […]

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SEND Supported add to the buzz around the Hive.

Clair and Jules joined Kingsbury School’s cake sale yesterday morning where £70 was raised for Children in Need. Well done all who worked together to put on this event in The Hive. The Hive is one of Kingsbury School’s inclusive learning programmes and primarily supports learners in Year 7. READ MORE to see how Kingsbury  tweeted about […]

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  Read here  how research from the National Autistic Society Wales shows the number of pupils being taken out of school to be taught at home has doubled in four years – with many of them believed to be autistic. The largest numbers leaving school to be home educated are older secondary school age pupils.  The […]

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Design a Christmas Card

Design a Christmas card for SEND Supported.  Chosen designs will be printed and sent out by SEND Supported on this our first Christmas. If you are successful, your design will appear on our website and you will receive copies of your card to send to family and friends. Either email your entry to enquiries@SENDsupported.com, or post to: […]

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Drawing Diversity

                                         A huge thank you to Sally for hosting this collaboration between SEND Supported and Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, in support of the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour. Thank you also to Suminder, from the gallery, for leading the craft […]

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What a find in Drawing Diversity week!

Autistic artist meets his inspiration The Jacksons, with Carl Edwards ITVhttp://www.itv.com/news/wales/2017-06-26/talented-autistic-artist-meets-his-inspiration-the-jacksons/ Posted by ITV Wales on Monday, June 26, 2017 Chris Baker presented this pencil drawing to the Jacksons in Cardiff yesterday. Credit: ITV News / Chris Baker       A collage of Chris’ work Credit: ITV News / Chris Baker      

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Looking forward to October

We were very excited to take a look at some of the art work that will be displayed at our first public event next week.  Find out more about  Drawing Diversity, a collaboration with Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, on Saturday 7th October from 2.00 pm. This free event will be an opportunity for all to take part […]

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Another week gone in a flash

Another week has gone by in a flash and now all of a sudden it’s autumn. This week we have been out and about making new partnerships and developing our projects. Lucy and Clair joined Alcester Academy for their Open Evening on Tuesday night, on Wednesday night  Leonie joined Kenilworth’s Autism One on One group […]

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Working hard and having fun

  Our first team meeting and two birthdays to celebrate. Individual dietary requirements rather restricted the choice of birthday cake but people bravely smiled and insisted Leonie’s  gluten free, vegan, lemon cake was ‘lovely’. Unfortunately Leonie’s son provided a more honest response when he visited and was offered a piece a few days later! Although […]

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SEND Supported welcomes all our partners at the start of this new school year.

It has been a very hectic summer for our growing band of consultants.  Having gone from strength to strength last term, and at the request of our partner schools we are now operating under our broader banner of SEND Supported,  offering specialist pupil support across Autism, Dyslexia, Developmental Language Disorder, Cognition & Learning, Social Emotional Mental […]

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