Service Families

Mrs Lesley Ure

Service Children and Families Lead

Within the GFM I am the Service Children and Families Lead and work as part of the our wider GFM Children & Families Services.

For over a decade my roles have involved me working in child protection, completing family assessments and offering family support, both in the local and surrounding areas.

It is my responsibility to ensure that all Service Children and their families are provided with an environment where they can access the relevant resources to ensure that their specific needs that relate to being a service family are met.

I offer family support on a 1-2-1 or group basis, attend relevant meetings and provide advice for parents on supporting children with challenging behaviours or issues that relate to a families wellbeing.

If you have any questions or would like support then please contact me by sending an email to: or telephone me on 02392 505233 ext 4337

Mrs Charlie Clarke

Service Children and Families Coordinator

I am the Service Children and Families Coordinator.

My background is in supporting student engagement in class, I am qualified to provide ELSA as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

It is my responsibility to provide emotional literacy support in conjunction with the Pastoral and Year teams, deployment support and this can include short absences, ELSA (referrals must go through your child’s Year team) careers advice in conjunction with the Careers Advisor, weekly drop in sessions, arrange activities, support with service families transitioning in or out of the area, signpost families to the relevant services.

If you have any questions or would like support then please contact me by sending an email to:

Service Child Deployment Information

To provide information on your deployment in order for the school to support your child when you are away from home, please complete our Service Child Deployment Information form here.

We often request that families provide us with feedback to enable us to continually review the support that is provided to our service families across the secondary phase of the GFM. If you wish to give us some feedback then please complete this form: Service Families Feedback Form


Libor Book Resources Project – This book project is funded by Libor funds, to provide Naval Service families with printed resources, the purpose of which is to support resilience and enhance coping strategies during periods of separation and deployment.  

Reading Force is free for all Forces families, Reserves, Cadets, and Ex-Forces families. It is fun and easy to take part. Friends can participate too.

Relate offer free counselling for Service Families, please see the links below for more information:

The “Forces Connect” app is designed to link users to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services. The free app is aimed at the entire armed forces community – serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families – as well as frontline public services staff.

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  • Bay House School & Sixth Form, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP
  • (023) 9258 7931

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