Action Learning - Problem Solving Groups

Action Learning is a well established way to ask questions and explore solutions safely with others experiencing the same issues. Parents of Richmond children with social communication needs. Two new Action Learning Groups (ALGs) met monthly between January & June 2017. Places were subsidised by funding from Achieving for Children's Community Learning Fund and Wm Grant.


Parents explored challenges together, identified then tried out an individual action plan. Parents noted how their plan worked and returned to the group to share their experiences of what helped, and maybe what didn't, before deciding what to do next. Sam Silver, a trained ALG facilitator, ran the groups.


Further funding will be sought to repeat these services in 2018/19. Please contact us if you would like to be put on our mailing list for information.


Parents used Action Learning to consider a range of issues relating to:

  • Schooling and Behaviour

  • Transition Planning

  • Access to Services

  • Diagnosis

  • Family Dynamics

  • Working with Professionals

  • Career development and parenting an SEN child 

Sign up for 2018/19 and learn how techniques used in business and the NHS can help with parenting and working with professionals supporting children with special educational needs.


Watch how social entrepreneurs use the process to develop their dreams, and imagine how Action Learning might translate to supporting your child's future and your parenting challenges.

Individual Support for Parents

Sam Silver is available for support to families who are looking for services and help to understand their child's sensory and communication needs. Parents often want to understand:

  • Assessment processes for their child
  • Find other professionals with experience of working with families and children to support behaviour
  • Identify schools or activities that will help the child's development


Sam has worked in partnership with parents, teachers, schools, Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language and Occupational therapists for more than 12 years to increase the understanding of children with hidden difficulties. She is a parent to three children now aged 27, 23 and 21, each has a different SEN diagnosis. Through this personal and professional experience Sam can sign post families to services in South West London.


Sam is a past governor of St Catherine’s Speech and Language, Isle of Wight, and an ambassador for the Communications Trust.


Parents who would like to arrange an individual meeting to discuss planning for their child can contact Action-attainment. A tarriff card and copy of our terms and conditions for this service are available on request. 



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