Parent Support Groups – Upcoming Events


Under the current COVID situation we regrettably feel it only prudent to suspend our public events now. This decision will be reviewed continuously taking into account government guidance which is evolving daily. This is for the safety of the children, their parents and our people.

This page shows the events planned for 2020, currently postponed.  We will update these details and dates as soon as we are able to reschedule these meetings.


Details of planned sessions run by the two Parent Support Groups are shown below. Even though the COVID situation prevents these being held. we feel it may be of interest to show the types of activities we normally offer.


Frances Browne & Victoria Crivelli

Please feel free to contact us at any time between these sessions via email or via  our Facebook page

Drop In Dates for 2020

They are held in  The Community Room, Waitrose, 223 London Road, Worcester WR5 2JG (just off Junction 7 M5) unless otherwise shown.

All these are  free informal DROP IN sessions – feel free to come at any point during the times below.

Dates for  your diary –  drop ins and special events  2020

March 18th   4.45- 6.30 p.m. Special Event 6.45 – 8.00 p.m with Rebecca Smith , on Positive Behaviour Strategies for children of all ages – free event but places will need to be booked on Eventbrite – 

Dyslexia Show – NEC – 20 /21 st March – HWDA will be running a stand there

April 23rd  Drop in 4.45 – 6.30 p.m. Special Event 6.45 -8.00 p.m  Ruth Wilson  will be Explaining Assessment Reports, including  special arrangements for tests and exams,                  a free event but please book a place on

May 11th 4.45 p.m.– 8.30p.m. (special event tbc)

June 15th 12.30 – 4.00 p.m.

SAVE the DATE in 2020 for these two free events
Dyslexia Show – NEC – 20 /21 st March – HWDA will be running a stand there                                          

For more information and to book seminars go to

BDA Pop Up Roadshow – Worcester – October 17th 1.00-4.00 p.m. more details to follow


Recent sessions –


  • January 15th  – Following the drop in Ruth Wilson gave a talk on Memory Skills


  • 17th January 4.30 – 6.45 – Drop In, followed by a talk by Cathy Parvin from Dyspraxia Education on Developmental  Coordination Disorder (DCD) commonly called dyspraxia
  • 1st February – our first Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP) workshop. (NB held at St. Peter’s Church, St. Peter’s, Worcester)
  • 14th March 12:30-16:00 – Drop In
  • 26th September 4.00 – 6.30 p.m – Special Event 6.30-8.30 p.m. Tina Kilgallon supporting mental stress in older children and young people .
  • 9th October 5.00 – 8.30 p.m.  (Dyslexia Awareness Week drop in & technology event )


Jane Hateley & Linda Adey

Drop In Dates for 2020

Sessions are held on the 3rd Workshop weekly session each half-term – see our term dates here.

All these sessions are held at The Wendron Centre (Connect Bromsgrove), Chapel Street, Bromsgrove B60 2BQ (the home of Bromsgrove Workshop). See our location here.

All these are DROP IN sessions – feel free to come at any point during the times below.

Please feel free to contact us at any time between these sessions via email 

Friday 13th March 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  A chance to see and play various games that we use to teach our pupils, and to see educational software on PC and iPad tablet. Also a drop in – discuss anything you want and ask any questions.

You can speak in confidence or openly about anything troubling you.  It could be about dyslexia, help in schools, helping your child at home, using IT to help, anything! Have a confidential chat or see what advice other parents may have.

Recent sessions –


  • Friday January 24th  5pm – 7pm – Drop In plus a presentation 5:00 – 6:00 p.m by Jane Hateley on “Understanding Dyslexia Assessments”.


  • Friday May 17th  5pm – 7pm – Drop In
  • Friday June 21st  5pm – 7pm – Drop In plus a presentation 5:00 – 6:00 p.m by Lorraine Peterson on ‘SEND Code of Practice – an update’
  • Friday September 20th  5pm – 7pm – Drop In plus a presentation on encouraging children to read by Redditch Library
  • Friday 22nd November  5pm – 6pm Drop In plus a presentation by SENDIASS on developing a clearer understanding of SEND in school


  • May 11th 5pm – 7pm –  Drop In
  • June 22nd 5pm – 7pm –  Drop In
  • September 21st 5pm – 7pm – Drop In
  • November 23rd 5pm – 7pm – Drop in, plus another chance to see Victoria Crivelli’s presentation on “Practical ways to support your child at home”