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Thoughts of Others Support Group - TOOSG


At Spring Hill High School it is our ambition to fully engage our parents/carers/foster carers to work in partnership with the school because we strongly believe that parents/carers/foster carers are a vital part of the child’s journey to reaching their full potential. Parents as partners help us to provide our children with a more enriching, positive educational experience. The knock-on effect of supporting our parents is evident in the progress and the achievements of our students.




Leader of TOOSG:

The leader of TOOSG at Spring Hill High School is Terence Powell. Terence is a trained counsellor who has worked in parent partnership for over 10 years. He also works with our children as one of the school’s learning support assistants (LSA). The information, advice and support offered through TOOSG is impartial, confidential and accessible. Our parent support service operates beyond the boundaries of Birmingham. We travel as far afield as Rugby and Devon to support our parents/carers/foster carers.



What is TOOSG ?

TOOSG is a cross cultural counselling tool that was established by Thoughts of Others to support parents and families of students at Spring Hill High School. TOOSG is not about telling parents how to be a parent. It is solely about parental support.



  • To strengthen the link between home and school
  • To provide parents with an opportunity to share sensitive information about their children in a safe engaging environment, away from the school setting
  • To offer advice and support to parents
  • To signpost parents to the right services for support
  • To support parents through a parenting group
  • To do outreach with students in their local area, in order to support attendance.


Thoughts of Others Support Group

Thoughts of Others Parent Support was established in 2017 to give parents and carers of the students at Spring Hill High School and Premier Training College an opportunity to support each other in a safe, relaxed and welcoming environment.
The meetings take the form of a coffee morning with discussions around a set agenda, however there is always an opportunity to discuss current concerns or issues. Guests are invited to join our discussions to give specific information and support, and they have included careers advice, life coaching and speech and language support.

Meetings take place once a month, always on a Tuesday at Premier Training College, The Gardens, Erdington, B23 6AG. You are most welcome to come along and share our discussions over tea, coffee and cake.

Please give our Stuart Court office a call on 0121 448 3001 for further enquires.


Useful Websites

This link gives access to Birmingham SEND Information, Advice and Support and Support Service.

This link gives access to Advocacy Matters. This is a charity that aims to provide independent advocacy  to adults in North and West Birmingham who have a learning or physical disability. It has SEND support and advocates for young people also.

The following website is for parents who would like more information regarding careers:


“The school has made a huge difference to my son emotionally which has led to a far better home life for all of us .”
Ofsted 2015


“Where have you been all this time when we needed you?”
Parent Voice 2016-Devon


“Thank you for listening.”
Parent Voice 2015-