Student and Family Support


Rachel Bennett, Family Support Worker is part of the pastoral team at Fernhill. She is also one of four Designated Safeguarding Leads. She can be contacted by telephone at school or at

Things can get tough for students, parents and families at times. You may be experiencing issues with:

Parental/family concerns

Poor attendance

Lateness to school

Behaviour Management

Emotional Wellbeing

Social misunderstandings

Uniform Issues

We understand and are here for you to offer;


Guidance and advice

A listening ear

Workshops available for students with Rachel Bennett are:

Emotional Wellbeing’ - Building emotional resilience

‘Chilled’ - CAMHS trained course for students who have high anxiety

‘Talk about Friends’ - Building secure social skills

Parenting workshops with Rachel Bennett;

Parenting the Anxious Child’

‘Triple P Teen’ to support parents and to provide strategies to work with their children

The service we provide is confidential and we can support you with any concerns you may have about your child. Whether it be a uniform problem, school transport issue, behaviour, attendance, bullying or any other worries that may arise, we are here to support families.

Home visits can be arranged or we will be happy to meet with you in school.