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The Wyvern School

The Wyvern School

Family support group

This is open to all of our families at The Wyvern and happens once a month in the New Primary Hall at 10am. There is a theme every time based on issues that parents have asked for. Each session begins with the option of a hot drink and biscuits and a chance to chat with other families. A speaker then gives a short presentation that may be led by Staff from the school or an outside agency. We always end with an opportunity to talk and share any good ideas, hints and tips with each other.

The dates for this academic year for our Family Support Group Meetings are as follows:

Tuesday 27th September 2022 Introducing the Wyvern Pathways -Led by the new Acting Head Teacher

Tuesday 18th October 2022 Helping your child cope with life in the virtual world -Led by Acting Assistant Head Teacher

Tuesday 15th November 2022 Post-19 Transition- 6th Form and Careers -Led by our 6th Form Transition Co-ordinator and Exams Officer

Tuesday 6th December 2022 Mental Health for our Students 

Tuesday 24th January 2023 How we can help our students with grief 

  Bereavement Services Useful Contacts




Tuesday 28th February 2023 Better communication -Led by The Wyvern Speech and Language Team

Tuesday 28th March 2023 Helping my child regulate: what can I do? -Led by our Behaviour Support Team

Tuesday 25th April 2023 Life after The Wyvern School- what opportunities are there?    -Led by DWP/ Job Centre

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 What happens in 6th Form? -Led by 6th Form Staff

Tuesday 20th June 2023 Where can I get extra help? -Led by KENT PACT and IASK

Tuesday 11th July 2023 Planning for the new Family Support Group sessions- what do families want and need as useful support? -Led by the Family Support Group leader

Alternatively, come along to a coffee morning or meeting and get involved!

Other Support

Cygnets is a free parent support programme for parents and carers who have a child with an ASD diagnosis. This course has been developed by Barnardo’s and aims to builds on parent’s knowledge of their child, listening to the needs of the parents, and encouraging self-esteem within a supportive group. The course can also help to develop ways to improve communication and strategies to help with behaviour.

Topics cover :- Understanding Autism, Sensory Issues, Communication, Understanding and supporting behaviour.

The course has 7 sessions, for up to 12 adults which would involve a weekly group session at School for 2 and a half hours.

If you would like to know more information about when the sessions are running please contact us.


Ashford Children's Centre and Ashford Youth Hub 

We have included below links to some wonderful events run by the Ashford Children's Centre and Ashford Youth Hub.