Mill Ford School

Support Agencies

We understand how difficult being a parent can be and sometime how hard it is to find the right advice.  We hope the website links below will help:


PIAS is an independent source of advice: 

Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND -

The Plymouth Online Directory is the place to find lots of information and links to further support:

POD - Plymouth Online Directory for Families -


Other Useful Links:

Advice Plymouth –

Friends and Families of Special Children -

Contact a Family -

Scope -

Cerebra -

Single Point Of Contact Plymouth (SPOC) -

Carers Hub Plymouth -

Family Fund -

Sense -


Sibs –

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation -

Carers UK -

Down’s Syndrome Association -

Kids -

Makaton -

Mencap -

The National Autistic Society -

Ambitious about Autism -

Whizz Kidz -

Benefit Enquiry Lines -

Carers Trust-

I Can -

Spotty Book (information and guidance for when your child is poorly and whether he/she should come to school)



 We also support children in mainstream school via our outreach offer which is part of:

Quay Partnership Plymouth

‘Supporting choice, building resilience’

Mill Ford works in partnership with Brooke Green Centre for Learning, Longcause Community Special School, Mount Tamar and Woodlands School. We are a unique partnership of five schools working collaboratively to provide outstanding training and support for schools and families. We cover all aspects of SEND across the Key Stages and believe in transforming education for all through collaboration.

Our Offer

  • Training offer to schools.
  • Support for managing young people’s additional needs.
  • Behaviour support strategies.
  • Parent and family support.
  • Support for young people at risk of exclusion.
  • Bespoke and alternative curriculum packages.

You can find out more about us at

‘Specialist schools working together, making a real difference to young people’s outcomes’.


 We offer support and training to a wide range of professionals including:

  • Teachers.
  • PGCE and BEd Students.
  • Careers South West.
  • Teaching Assistants.

 On a wide range of subjects including:

  • Communication.
  • Pedagogy.
  • Behaviour Management.
  • Autism Awareness.
  • Sensory Processing.
  • Assessing small steps of progress.

If you feel we could offer training to support you and/or your colleagues please contact the school and ask to speak to Claire Wills or Simon Payne.