Our central team


Evelyn Korankye – Development Manager

Evelyn works in the business development team, interpreting market intelligence and data, seeking new opportunities for growth and developing relationships with new and existing schools and local authorities. She regularly volunteers with food waste and community action charities.





Yadgar Mahmoud – IT Manager

Yadgar has responsibility for the updating and functioning of our IT systems, telecoms and online platforms to ensure their effective use by staff and members, and to provide reports and statistics from databases in order to demonstrate the charity’s impact. He has a degree in Computer Networks from the University of East London.





Emma Darby – Schools Coordinator (North)

Emma’s role is to support and grow the School-Home Support profile in the north of England and manage teams of School-Home Support Practitioners in Bradford and Manchester. With over 20 years’ experience working in the charity and education sectors, Emma’s background includes working closely with schools as a Relationship Manager as well as creating and delivering training to schools for a leading examination board. She held the role of team leader (Manchester) in a children’s charity which provided literacy interventions for children aged 3 to 16. Her most recent appointment was with Manchester Metropolitan University at the Centre for Youth Studies, where she facilitated research in this area.



Sarah Loy, School-Home SupportSarah Loy – Safeguarding Manager

Sarah comes from a background of 20 years in primary education. Her previous role was deputy headteacher and DSL of a primary school in the heart of Blackpool. As a mum of 5, Sarah understands the ups and downs of family life. She is passionate about young people and families reaching their full potential and thriving by getting them the right support at the right time. Sarah is responsible for the safeguarding of our families, practitioners and central teams as well as leading the Pastoral Development Service.




Natalie MurrisonNatalie Murrison (she/her) – Schools Coordinator (South)

Natalie has a decade of experience in case work and family support, primarily within a Local Authority, although more recently for a small charity.  She is a believer in an holistic approach to removing barriers to enable young people and their families to fulfill their true potentials. Natalie’s role now is to support the practitioners within Croydon, Eastbourne, Kent and Medway helping them to improve outcomes for the families on their caseloads.




Beth Kirkup (she/her) – Communications and Marketing Executive

Beth is our Communications and Marketing Executive, supporting the delivery of all of School-Home Support’s communications activity. She has recently completed a masters degree in Human Rights at the University of London, and is a long term volunteer for a number of community-led charities. She currently volunteers with ASSIST Sheffield and City of Sanctuary to support asylum seekers in accessing services and progressing their asylum claims, and mentors a young person through The Kids Network.




Ashleigh Hodges, School-Home SupportAshleigh Hodges (she/her) – Senior Partnerships Executive (Trusts & Foundations)

Ashleigh is part of School-Home Support’s fundraising team, where she manages relationships with some of our trust and foundation funders. Before joining School-Home Support, Ashleigh worked with the British Red Cross, a responsible investment charity and a local homelessness organisation.





Childhood photo of Adele Patterson, School-Home SupportAdele Patterson  – Family Intervention Support Officer

Adele works to support the Family Intervention team, and administers the Welfare Fund. Her background is primarily in delivering training workshops within the public sector, and coordinating global conferences for creative and innovative marketing and event companies. Adele is also training to become an Accredited Psychotherapist to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and adults.





Dominic Cardle – Impact Development Manager

Dominic has over 15 years experience with local and national youth organisations across both charity and local authority sectors – evaluating project impact and tracking performance, growth and outcomes using statistical data. As Impact Development Manager he leads on developing the collection and demonstration of the impact of our work, to be used as part of our growth strategy and supporting School-Home Support to become an impact driven organisation.





Ibrahim Dirsche – IT Assistant

Ibrahim is our IT Assistant, and his role is to assist the IT Manager with all the day to day tasks involved in the running of School-Home Support’s IT systems. Ibrahim has a degree in Computer Networks from the University of East London.







Luke Saint – Data Analyst

Luke’s role as Data Analyst consists of analysing the data submitted, finding trends which we can use to further develop the work we do within the community, as well as using the data to promote our work externally. Luke has experience as a Data Analyst from two previous charities, managing and analysing the impact of charitable work.





Briana Powell – Senior Partnerships Executive (Corporates)

Briana is part of our Corporate Partnerships team, managing existing relationships as well as helping to grow our account base. She has previously worked at a Superleague rugby club in both the foundation and commercial sales team, before moving on to a regional account management role. Briana is now working in the charity sector where she feels her true passion lies.





Josephine Green-Harris – Finance Manager

Josephine is our Finance Manager, handling all of School-Home Support’s day to day financial activities. Josephine has over 18 years experience working in various sectors in finance. Before joining School-Home Support, Josephine worked for Bridgestreet Accommodations London as a Management Accountant for 9 years.






Laila Chaudhary  (she/her) – Training and Project Coordinator

Laila looks after all training and development opportunities at School-Home Support, supporting our organisational strategies including equality, diversity and inclusion and mental health and wellbeing projects. Laila has a social anthropology degree, where she specialised in global health and international development. She is extremely passionate about mental health and wellbeing, and runs her own not for profit organisation outside of work aimed at increasing mental health research. 




Shai Ilivitzky – Fundraising Assistant

Shai supports the Senior Partnerships Manager and the Fundraising Team with accounts, and helps coordinate fundraising events throughout the year. She currently volunteers with the charity Gratitude, who help provide food, children’s clothes and toys, and other essential items to the local community. Shai has recently graduated with a Masters in Global Development, from Queen Mary University of London.





Charlie Scott – Partnerships Executive (Trusts & Foundations)

Charlie assists School-Home Support’s trusts team by searching for new opportunities and handling existing relationships. Previously, Charlie coordinated the outreach programme at London Russian Ballet School and generated business for the food recycling company OWL. He is delighted to be contributing to the success of School-Home Support’s goals.





Mikael Cohen – Coordinator (Parental Engagement)

Mikel has been working within the education sector for over 20 years, ranging from teaching assistant to head of careers development in a college in southeast London. He has a passion for the community and founded his own community organisation in 2017 that continues to help and support young people. He joined School-Home Support because he liked the core values we stand for and the type of work and support we provide for schools and families. Having amassed a great deal of experience across his working journey, he gives a lot of value and knowledge to School-Home Support along with the capacity to lead a team of practitioners to perform at a high level.


Enkita Lala – Partnerships Executive (Corporates)

Enkita works in the Fundraising team, managing existing relationships with our Corporate Partners and identifying new, potential funders. Having worked on numerous charity projects and causes, she remains passionate about supporting young people.







Melissa Connolly – Executive Assistant

Melissa works closely with the Development Manager, Chief Executive Officer and wider team members, providing executive support including research, planning, governance and administrative support. She wanted to work for School-Home Support as she shares the same values and is passionate that all young people should get the support they need to help them thrive. 






Teresa Caballero – Communications and Marketing Manager

Teresa is a creative communications specialist with a passion for storytelling, travelling and social justice. She has recently completed her research on gender roles and domestic violence prevention from a communications for social change (C4D) perspective. Teresa has several years of experience providing communication support for charities on projects relating to gender-violence prevention, economic empowerment for vulnerable youth, human rights and indigenous people’s rights. She believes that when we all work together, we can achieve a better future for children, making sure they have access to health, quality education and protection against violence regardless of their background or origin.



Kelly Gosling – HR Advisor

Kelly is the HR Advisor at School Home Support, responsible for all things recruitment and the day-to-day running of the in-house HR functions. With 12 years HR experience, and having provided HR advice to schools in South East London for the last 7 years, Kelly has a wealth of knowledge on the challenges experienced by school aged children and the difference a supportive network can make. She graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design with a degree in Creative Writing in 2008, and continues to be an avid reader and lover of literature.



Jonathan Luizi – Finance and Resources Assistant

Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Accounting from the University of London South Bank. Within the finance and human resource team of School-Home Support, Jonathan is responsible for financial and office administration.






Helen Fortune – Coordinator (SAFE Taskforce)

Helen is responsible for delivering the SAFE Taskforce for School-Home Support in Bradford, working across 10 secondary Schools to deliver good practice around attendance and family support. Helen has worked in the charity sector for over 20 years, working firstly with missing young people and sexual exploitation, before becoming a team leader for Barnardo’s to deliver a bespoke program around NEET to vulnerable young people across Yorkshire and Humberside. Helen has also worked as a teacher for an alternative provision to try and keep young people in education. Helen has also been a volunteer and director of an out of school club called Funtastik, set up as a cooperative to enable single parents to access good, affordable childcare to enable them to continue to work or get back into education.



Millie Carr – HR Administrator

Millie is the HR Administrator at School-Home Support, supporting the HR team in the development and delivery of HR and recruitment administration services. She comes with a history of administrative roles within the charity sector. Her interest in pursuing a career in HR stems from a position she held at an SEN school where she was responsible for the recruitment admin of school staff. During her role with School-Home Support, she plans to study for her CIPD and is passionate about supporting the work we do.




Stephanie Cattigan – Senior Prospect Researcher 

Stephanie is our prospect researcher. Her role supports the wider fundraising team to identify new sources of funding and uncover links that help strengthen our supporter base and fundraising efforts. Before joining School-Home Support Stephanie trained as a media archivist and worked as a prospect researcher within the University of Glasgow’s development and alumni team.





Danielle Myerscough – Coordinator (Liverpool and Blackpool)

Danielle has recently returned to School-Home Support as Coordinator for Liverpool and Blackpool and will be managing the new and exciting partnership with Liverpool Schools and the new team of outreach practitioners. Prior to School-Home Support, Danielle taught RE and Ethics to secondary school pupils. She has trained and mentored new teachers and worked in many schools in Greater Manchester and Merseyside in a variety of different teaching and middle leadership roles. Danielle is passionate about social change which is why she first joined School-Home Support as a practitioner in early 2022.