Parent Support Groups – Upcoming Events

SAVE  the DATE in 2020 for these two free events

  • Dyslexia Show – NEC  – 20 /21 st March 

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


Details of upcoming sessions run by the two Parent Support Groups are –



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 2019

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

Thursday 28th November 3.45 – 8.30 p.m. Drop in followed by presentation by Cathy Parvin Handwriting & Dysgraphia Workshop 6.45–8.15 p.m. with Cathy Parvin.

This event is free but places are limited, so please book your place on Eventbrite:
About the speaker:
Cathy came to talk to us about Dyspraxia earlier this year. By popular request she is returning to talk about the difficulties of handwriting and the ways parents or carers can support and help.  Cathy Parvin runs Dyspraxia Education, a charity which supports children with dyspraxia in education.

Thursday 28th November a rescheduled visit – 1pm – 3pm

This lunchtime Ken Upton is running an ECHP review workshop,   (see details below)  and then  is hoping to visit our“drop in” from 3.45 – 5.00 p.m. to talk  informally to parents about any concerns regarding their child’s SEN provision in school, or other ECH plans or related issues.

ECHP review workshop by Ken Upton  from Talking SENse  

Ken will be offering a practical workshop for parents on the review process for children with an  ECHP or who may be about to get one. Annual Reviews offer parents the opportunity to challenge current provision , ensure changes and have a voice in decisions being made.

The workshop will cover:
• Annual Review of Education Health & Care Plan
• How to prepare for the annual review
• Ensuring your views are heard
• Who does what and when
• The LA’s decision and your rights

Where :  The Meadow Room, The Countryside Centre , Worcester Woods, Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2LG

When : 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.

Cost £5.00 (plus a small Eventbrite fee will apply)

To Book a place go to :

Thursday 5th December 1.30 – 4.00 p.m. – Drop In


Recent sessions –


  • 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 2019

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).

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 November 22nd –  5pm – 7pm – Drop In plus a presentation by SENDIASS

Bromsgrove Parent Support Group invite you to a SEND workshop: –

Developing a clearer understanding of SEND and the graduated response in schools

Delivered by SENDIASS: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS  provides free impartial, confidential and accurate information, advice and support about education, health and social care for children, young people and their parents on matters relating to special educational needs and disability.

During this presentation, SENDIASS will discuss the graduated response , the duties on schools and local authorities and some of the barriers that parents and carers face when navigating the system.

The talk will include:

  • A brief overview of SENDIASS and what it offers
  • The SEND Graduated Response
  • Discuss questions to ask the school if a parent is concerned about their child’s progress.

When: Friday 22nd November 201  Time: 5pm – 6pm

PLEASE book your free tickets:  so that we know numbers attending and for safeguarding. Click the link – booking only takes a minute.


Recent sessions –


  • Friday May 17th  5pm – 7pm – Drop In
  • Friday June 21st  5pm – 7pm – Drop In plus a presentation 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


  • 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”