Family Support Advisor

How can I get support and advice for my family?

At Ernesettle Community School, we are very lucky to have a Family Support Advisor dedicated to the families of our pupils – Mrs. Kelly Powell.

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Being a Parent or Carer is one of the most fulfilling things we’ll ever do, yet it is also one of the hardest and we can all do with a little bit of help now and then.

Our Family Support Advisor, Mrs. Powell, can help you seek information and resources to support you and your family. She is able to do this in an impartial, non-judgemental way, allowing you and your family to be supported as your child makes their journey through our school. 

“I am here to help with any concern or questions you may have about your child or family life in general, or if you just need someone to talk to then please get in touch – I’m here to support you.”   

Kelly Powell

What type of support is on offer?

Here are some examples of the things that our Family Support Advisor can help with:

  • Offering a listening ear
  • Parenting concerns
  • Adult learning opportunities
  • Strengthening existing parenting skills
  • Practical strategies to improve learning, behaviour and relationships
  • Healthy lifestyle/eating issues
  • Routines, mealtimes, sleep and play
  • Supporting parents and carers to ‘get involved’ with school life
  • Housing and money worries
  • Family relationship problems
  • Referring, accessing and signposting to local services
  • New starts and settling in
  • Food bank vouchers
  • Helping with paperwork and forms

If Mrs Powell is not able to help directly, then she will be able to signpost you to the appropriate support.

How can I contact the Family Support Advisor?

If you would like to contact Mrs. Powell for support, advice or information, please contact her via the school office:

Tel: 01752 201177 (option 2) or Email: