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Parent/Carer Info

Glenwood school firmly believes that effective partnership with families is essential to deliver an outstanding education. The school actively encourages communication with families through a range of methods including written, face to face and telephone.

This section of the website aims to provide information for parents and carers of learners at Glenwood. Please use the links below to find out more. 

BOSP (Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play)

BOSP provide play and recreational opportunities for children and young people with learning disabilities and give parents and families respite and support. They aim to support young people in acquiring social skills which enable each individual to become as independent as their abilities allow and enable children and young people with learning disabilities to enjoy a better quality of life..

SHARE (Safe Haven and Respite

SHARE runs a holiday club for young people aged 8 years plus with learning disabilities. The activities run on weekdays from 10am to 3pm during all school holidays. SHARE also runs an after school club for 8-19 year olds every Tuesday and Thursday, straight from school until 7pm.

Families In Focus (Essex)

We are a leading independent parent led registered charity providing holistic support to families of children with disabilities and special needs (aged 0 to 19) across Essex, who require advice, information and support, particularly at times of change, challenge and crisis.

FACE (Families Acting for Change Essex)

The organisation represents the views and experiences of parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs to influence the services they receive in Essex.

Membership of FACE is free and gives access to current information and the chance to contribute to focus groups and consultations and to become more involved in any way that suits you and your family.

Down’s Syndrome Association

A website providing information and support on all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome to all who need it

The National Autistic Society

The NAS is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asdperger syndrome) and their families. The website provides information, support and pioneering services and campaigns for a better world for people with autism.


A leading UK charity committed to changing society for the better, so that disabled people and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else. They offer practical support – from information services to education and everyday care.

Other Useful Websites

Snap - Special Needs and Parents