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Somersham Primary School


Primary School

Additional Support for Parents

Please find below details of parenting classes, support groups and additional information available to families. 

As you may know, at school, we use Zones Of Regulation to help children explore their own emotional responses and find ways of managing them effectively and appropriately.

You may be interested in the information below. The apps are games for use by individuals. The games help players to recognise emotional states in themselves and others, identify their own triggers, build a personal 'toolbox' of strategies and much, much more.

Half price offer is until 23rd September.

Zones of Regulation APP (to purchase)


Every month we run 2 drop-in sessions facilitated by our family advisors from the ND Team. These provide an opportunity to meet with other parent carers of neurodivergent children and young people for peer support. 

 Meet other parent carers, discuss your experiences and swap ideas.


This 8 week workshop, is for parents/carers of young people (up to the age of 18) who experience child to parent/carer violence and/or abuse. Participants must have parental responsibility or the approval of the person/organisation with parental responsibility (e.g. local authority/social services) to attend.
Subjects include: reducing isolation, challenging feelings of guilt, reinforcing belief in the possibility of change, clarifying boundaries, examining strategies for creating meaningful and practical consequences, parent/carer self care.

Starting Tuesday 26th September from 10am-1pm, Whitton Parish Hall, Ipswich, IP1 6LT

Funded by Whitton Youth Partnership


The National Sleep Helpline - 03303 530 541

This free resource can help parents and children to learn more about their sleep and develop better bedtime routines. Sleep is essential to brain function, by helping children to sleep better, we can help them to succeed in school.

At any given time up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis) have difficulties with their sleep. Yet in a recent survey, almost 60% of adults felt there was a lack of support for sleep issues. Sleep problems can leave people feeling isolated and lonely.
Our free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors, many of whom are specialists in working with SEND. We can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to adults, including older people, about their sleep issues).

The helpline is open 5 times a week, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings 7-9pm, and Wednesday mornings 9-11am. The number is 03303 530 541.

You can read more here:


An updated Cost of Living leaflet is available online now: Cost of Living Support (

The School Nursing Team







As a reminder the School Nursing website and how to contact us can be found at 
School nursing | Suffolk County Council

Neurodevelopmental Differences

Suffolk Family Carers are offering support to family/parent/carer/child  that is related to the Neurodevelopmental condition in some way, diagnosed or undiagnosed. This can be a wide range of areas that they may be struggling with due to the ND condition/behaviours. Please see the support the services offers, workshops, drop-ins etc on the following links:

Neurodevelopmental Differences