As a team, our aim is to help get the best out of our Service Children to ensure they have a great start in life, equipping them with tools for the future.
Service Children and Families Lead and Community Hub Manager
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.
If you have any questions or would like support, then please contact me by sending an email to: email@example.com or telephone me on 02392 616017.
Service Children and Families Practitioner
I am the Service Children and Families Practitioner.
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, activities, support for service families transitioning in or out of the area, and to signpost families to the relevant services.
If you have any questions or would like support, then please contact me by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Children and Families Coordinator
Over the last 20 years my career has seen me working in Education from Early years settings, Primary schools though to Secondary School. I have lots of experience working with SEND and through my work roles have given support and guidance to families in and around their local community.
Being a Military wife and family myself I have a full understanding of Military life and all of the ups and downs, struggles and excitement this can bring with it.
Here at the GFM it is my responsibility to offer support and guidance to our Service Children, their Families and the Wider Community. Providing an environment where Children and Families feel supported and will be able to access resources. Supporting Families by signposting to appropriate agencies or charities making sure their needs are met.
If you have any questions or would like support then please contact me by sending an email to: email@example.com
The GFM Service Community Facebook group is a brilliant platform to meet new friends and catch-up with people who you already know in the community. It’s also a good place to keep up to date with events and activities.
Please remember to answer the question and agree to the rules, then you’ll be in!
This is a 10-week Nurturing Programme that focuses on supporting parents across a wide range of parenting challenges, rather than modifying specific features of child behaviour, and is described as a cognitive relational approach that incorporates some behavioural elements. The emphasis is on empathy non-blaming communication. It focuses mostly on helping parents to understand thoughts, feelings and emotions (of both parents and children) and on the quality of the relations between the child and parents. Please complete this referral form after discussing with the parents and they will be added to the expression of interest list: https://forms.gle/GJytHp6KBsdBEJFu6, or contact Lesley Ure firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
This is an after school club for all students of years 7, 8 & 9!
No experience necessary, just the willingness to learn new skills and have a good work out! This is held over Both sites, Brune Park; Thursday week 2 only at 15:00 in the Gym and Bay House; Thursdays week one and week 2 at 15:00 in the gym. Contact Alex Page email@example.com for more information.
We aim to support you to understand teenager development, ways of managing conflict and to learn problem solving strategies. Please complete the link, if you wish to attend: https://forms.gle/KKui8JG12cvBPUWP9.
Please contact Lesley Ure firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Managing a family can be amazing, but occasionally, we could all do with some additional support. If you feel that that this would benefit you and your family, then please complete this referral form.
If you feel your child would benefit from 1-2-1 wellbeing support in school, and it doesn’t involve ELSA (as this is a different referral process through the Year Teams), please complete this referral form once you have discussed it with your child.
If your child is in the Primary Phase (Year 6 or below) and requires 1-2-1 support, then please complete this referral form instead.
If you would like further information, or have any questions prior to completing the referral form, then please email Charlie Clarke (Service Children and Families Coordinator) email@example.com.
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.
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.