Family Support

Our vision is to provide support to children, parents and families at the earliest opportunity with a focus to improve outcomes for children. We pride ourselves on working in an honest and transparent manner with families adopting an holistic and non-judgemental approach. We can provide support across a number of topics including social, emotional and financial issues or we can just provide a cup of tea and a listening ear.

Based in the Family Support Hub we offer an open door policy with a nurturing and informal environment separate to the main school buildings.

Mrs Sarah Rubanski (DSL)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Phone: 01538 384161
Email: sarah.rubanski@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mrs Joan Wright (DDSL)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead @ The Meadows School
Phone: 01538 225050
Email: joan.wright@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mrs Julie Roberts
Family Support Worker
Phone: 07745240888 or 01538 384161
Email: julie.roberts@themeadows.manorhall.academy
Mr Kieron Edridge
Family Support Worker
Phone: 07760259725 or 01538 384161
Email: kieron.edridge@themeadows.manorhall.academy

Monthly Coffee Mornings

Our Family Support Workers hold monthly, informal Coffee Mornings on the first Thursday of each month at The Family Hub where parents/carers/families from both The Meadows and Springfield are welcome to call in for a chat, support and to share information/ideas with other families.  Occasionally, there will be a focus to these Coffee Mornings and other agencies will also be on hand to offer information and support, we have recently had visits from Tinsdale Solicitors, Caudwell Children and Our Space. If you have any suggestions for future visits or would like to promote something yourself please get in touch.

The next meeting will be held on : TBC

As always everyone is welcome; we always look forward to seeing as many parents and carers as are able to attend.If you are unable to attend any of these meetings, Julie or Kieron are available to meet with parents and carers at a mutually convenient time. 


Local News, Clubs and Activities for Families 


Mental Health Virtual Session Tuesday 7th July (Click for information on how to book)


Our Space: Our Space is a charity that provides unique social and recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. We offer a range of exciting opportunities for all age groups from our specialist facility, The Brook Centre, located in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. http://ourspacestaffs.co.uk/

Activity Calender


Jump 2 it Trampolining: Trampolining Classes for Children, Adults & Disabilities In Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme & Congleton.  http://jump2itcoaching.co.uk/


The Be You Crew: Be You Crew is a new non-profit, voluntary led organisation serving the Staffordshire Moorlands providing a safe and supportive environment for young people with disabilities and additional needs.  We provide activity based events, trips and support for children and young people and their parents/carers and siblings.  https://www.beyoucrew.co.uk/


The North Staffs Asperger/Autism Association: Provides support, help and advice to individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, their parents and carers.http://www.nsaaa.org.uk/

Monthly Groups NSAAA


Changing Places at Fenton Manor Sports Complex

A Changing Place is an accessible bathroom facility for use by people with disabilities, either independently or with carers. The toilet facility also has a large changing bed, shower and a hoist.

The suites are in use by customers who use Fenton Manor pool or gym but members of the public can also use the facility if needed while out and about. 

You can call and book the suite so reception staff can ensure one of the rooms will be free.

If you would like to book to use a changing place please contact the reception team on 01782 233222.