Hi! I’m Alison and I’m the PPV Administrator. I provide the technical support such as designing materials and promotions for meetings and events, monitor and analysing feedback and website data, as well as signposting parent carers towards the right support.
I joined PPV 3 years ago and since then myself and our advisor, Matt, have given the website an overhaul and created a new logo! We have increased awareness of PPV and made it easier to get information to parent carers.
I have 3 children, my eldest child is 13 and has ASD/ADHD (he is being educated at home), and my other 2 children are aged 11 and 6 so my house is always busy and full of energy. I fully understand the struggle that many families experience, how crucial a service like PPV can be and the difference the right support can bring for families. I really enjoy music, I love anything ‘tekkie’ and I like to hula-hoop!
Hello. I’m Kara. I’m the Engagement Officer for The Portsmouth Disability Forum. My role is to recruit parent volunteers to work alongside local schools to be a SEN (Special Educational Needs) Champion. A SEN Champion will be a parent that others can speak to for ideas and information if they are unable speak with the school SENCO.
I have been working with children and young people since 1998 and I hold various other positions within the community. I’m an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Childminder, a school governor of a local infant school as well as a governor of a secondary school. In both schools I am the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) governor.
I have a 15 year old daughter with a diagnosis of autism, she attends a mainstream school. I also have a 10 year old son who attends a mainstream school.