Service Families

Mrs Lesley Ure

Service Children’s Coordinator

I’m Lesley Ure, the Service Children and Families Coordinator for the Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust.

For over a  decade, I have provided support to families, both in the local and surrounding areas.  Prior to my position here with the Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust, I was employed for 3 years with the Gosport and Fareham family support service. During this period I worked with families who have a range of needs.  As a Family Support Worker, it was my responsibility to provide ‘whole family’ support through a wide range of interventions, this being met as a result of a collaborative multi-agency approach that aimed at their needs being met and their outcomes improved.

My husband has served in the Royal Navy for 24 years. I am familiar with the mixture of emotions that are experienced as part of everyday life when family members are away. Having a positive school routine for children that are experiencing separation is very important, but there are days that are more challenging and support is available across our  schools.

My role within the GFM as Service Children and Families Coordinator is to support all Service Children and their families during challenging periods for the family. In addition to supporting Children within the school setting, I am able to offer advice on supporting children with challenging behaviour, positive parenting strategies and resilience and confidence support.

Please note that there is a link below where you can make us aware of when a family member is deployed. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me either by email lure@gfmat.org  or phone me on 02392 587931 ext 1012.

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.
Service group 

A drop in session for Service children is being facilitated by our Service Coordinator. Mrs Ure will be there to assist your child with the completion of homework. It is also an opportunity for pupils from Service Families to meet and chat with other children in similar situations.  The weekly sessions will be on Tuesdays from 3.15 – 4.15pm in G10.

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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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Contact Info
  • Bay House School & Sixth Form, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP
  • (023) 9258 7931
  • enquiries@bayhouse.gfmat.org

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