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  • SAP Conference

    Wed 24 Apr 2024 Alison Hardwick

    On 15th March over 130 people came together for our first ever SAP Conference. We had a great day looking at how we can develop our thinking around trauma informed practice. many thanks to Pooky Knightsmith, Nerys Hughes and Jenny Hogan for really interesting, and thought provoking talks. Thank you also to the organisations that joined us with stalls to share information. We hope to see you all again at the next one!


    SAP Conference March 2024

  • Feeling Proud.....

    Fri 09 Feb 2024

    Congratulations to the parents that completed the Solihull Parenting Programmes this month with Hannah. Hope you are feeling proud and thank you for working with us over the last few months. 

  • Staffing Changes - Jan 24

    Wed 20 Dec 2023 Alison Hardwick

    In January there will be two changes to our team here at SAP. Firstly we are saying goodbye and good luck to Kirsty Booth as she leaves us to take on the role of HLTA at Walesby. Wishing you every success Kirsty and we look forward to meeting you in your new role in one of our partnership schools. Secondly, Liz White will be with the team fulltime which we are very excited about. 

  • Welcome back.

    Fri 08 Sep 2023 Alison Hardwick

    Welcome back to the new school year. The SAP team have spent some time in the office this week planning support for the next three terms. We also spent an hour in the woods collecting resources for Lee's forest school sessions. Looking forward to catching up with you all over the next few weeks. 

  • SAP Parent Walk & Talk

    Thu 06 Jul 2023 Alison Hardwick

    We had our first Parent Walk & Talk today at Berry Hill Park.  It was lovely to meet some of our parents ( and children) outside and have a chance to talk with you. We have another Walk and Talk next Thursday (13th July) 1.30pm at Tichfield Park. Hoping to meet you there next week - and hoping the sun is shining!

  • SAP Family Fun day

    Fri 24 Mar 2023 Alison Hardwick

    Come and join us on 2nd April at Debdale Park Sports and Recreation Club for our first ever SAP Family Fun Day. There will be lots for families to do together - all with the aim of raising awareness of child mental health and families connecting together. Looking forward to seeing you there. 

  • Children's Mental Health Week 6-12th Feb 2023

    Mon 06 Feb 2023 Alison Hardwick

    link to video: Children's Mental Health Week 6-12th Feb 

    This week is Children's Mental Health Week. 

     This year’s theme is Let’s Connect. 

    Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. 

    For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways. 

    There are free resources online at that will help you take part in the week. All of the ideas can be adapted for use in school, for home learning, online lessons or independent learning. 

    How will you get connected this week to children, parents, colleagues, friends and family? 

  • The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse

    Mon 09 Jan 2023 Alison Hardwick

    Happy New Year everyone. To start the term off last week the SAP had a planning day looking at transition support for the summer term and worked on a new intervention that we will be sharing with you in schools. Over the holidays we all watched the animated version of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse and thought it would make a great starting point for an intervention looking at kindness, bravery, safety and friendship. We'll be sharing the intervention with you soon. 

  • Weighted lap buddy

    Fri 25 Nov 2022 Alison Hardwick

    To add to your SEMH Resource Boxes we have a weighted vibrating lap buddy. We are busy getting them out to schools as we are doing school visits or driving past, so please be patient with us if it takes a few weeks. Schools that have them already have said the children love them - and some of the staff too!

    A revised SEMH Resource Box contents list will be sent out to Head Teachers and SENCOs. 

  • Death of Queen Elizabeth II

    Mon 12 Sep 2022 Alison Hardwick

    Link to Winstons Wish website resources and advice