The Shrubberies School

Family Support

This page is updated regularly with links and information, scroll down to the bottom of the page for the most recent additions. 

Parent Support Advisor

 The school is committed to ensuring parents have an opportunity for direct support and offer the services of our Parent Support.  The school aims to support parents and carers by delivering family support which enables you to learn, share and be supported by the professionals at this school and others within the wider community.    "my role is to offer advice and support to parents and carers in any matters concerning your child's education and development.  I will help you identify needs and support you and your children with information, advice and guidance. I may not have all the answers but aim to enable you to work out how to find them".    Kirsty Mason. Parent Support Advisor.  NNEB HLTA.


Parent Contact - School Communication System

We also communicate with parents via text message and email.  Please ensure that you provide us with your current contact details and let the school office know of any changes.


WEBS-Working Together to Encourage Behaviour Strategies.


Once a year we offer a 12 week programme (2 hours per week) designed to support parents/carers who have a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  Using strategies adapted from the Incredible Years Programme and with the experience and knowledge of professionals (delivered by CYPLD nurses) who work with children.  The course aims to build on knowledge and skills of the parent/carer.  If you are interested please contact on our main telephone number 01453 822155.




Stay and Play at The Shrubberies School

No referral is necessary, any parent from any establishment who has a pre-school child with additional needs can make a request to access Stay and Play.  Please contact Rachel Stephens 01453 822155 to find out if a space is available.  If not, children can be added to the waiting list.


Stay and Play is offered every Thursday morning, from 9.30am to 11.30am. To support and promote the all-round development of pre-school children with additional needs through fun activities.  If you are interested, please contact Rachel Stephens, Stay and Play Leader,  Head of Early Years / Lower School.  The stay and play flyer can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Allsorts Gloucestershire Charity for Children with Disability or Additional Needs & their families

Face 2 Face parents supporting parents

An introduction from a new service hosted by Carers Gloucestershire and set up by parent carers. A free and confidential befriending service for parents of children who are disabled or who have additional support needs. 

Learning your child has additional needs or a disability is life changing.  We have a team of volunteers who can help.

What we can offer

Emotional and practical support from trained volunteers who are all parents of children with additional support needs.  Our volunteer befrienders can help parents through diagnosis or other difficult times.

How it works

You can call, text, or email the scheme coordinator for more information.  If this service is right for you, we will match you with a befriender who will contact you to arrange a first visit.  This normally happens in your home and you can then choose if you wish to continue meeting on a regular basis.

Contact us.

If you would like to know more about the service or are interested in meeting other parents, please contact the scheme coordinator, on 07580 243717 or email  The link at the bottom of this page will provide you with further information. 

HELPLINE NUMBER:  0808 800 3333 

More Information about Stay and Play

Parent Carers Family Iinformation Service Presentation (added April 2015)