Our Parents

Support for Families

This page is designed to signpost families to different support available.  Please take a look and feel free to get in touch with us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Our Pastoral Team 


Hello, I'm Hannah and I am the Safeguarding and Pastoral Director across the Lightyear Federation. My favourite part of this role is getting to know you, the children and families of the Repton Manor community, to help celebrate your successes, but also to find the right support if things are tough. We run our own pastoral interventions and work with other professionals and organisations to ensure we can offer a wide range of support.  Please do get in touch if I can help in any way.






 If you would like a member of the Pastoral Team to contact you because you feel that your child or family could benefit from some additional support, or if you simply need a cup of tea and a friendly ear if things are tough, please telephone the school office (01233 666307) or email Hannah (spd@lightyear.kent.sch.uk). 

Listed below are some of the main areas that we work with families together on:

  • Supporting children’s emotional wellbeing
  • Providing information, links and resources around financial matters 
  • Liaising with external agencies
  • Support around changes in family circumstances, including separation or bereavement
  • Working with pupils and families on school attendance
  • Keeping children safe online
  • Offering referral routes, for example School Health Teams
  • Supporting Young Carers and their families
  • Accessing services in the local area
  • Supporting new pupils and their families when joining our school
  • Assistance involving any issues or concerns in school

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, so if there is anything at all that you may wish to receive support with that is not listed above, please feel free to contact us to discuss further.