Our central team


Evelyn Korankye – Partnership and 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 Jane Harris – Coordinator (Child Exploitation)

Sarah is a Family Intervention Coordinator with Lead on Child Exploitation. Sarah is a registered Social Worker with over 30 years experience of supporting children, young people and their families in a variety of settings. She is also a School Governor with lead in Safeguarding, and an Independent Trainer. Sarah manages our school-based practitioners in London, ensuring the ethos of School-Home Support is embedded and understood by our partner schools and agencies we work with. She is passionate about developing opportunities for children, young people and their families with a focus on improving outcomes.




Sarah Loy, School-Home SupportSarah Loy – Coordinator (Economic Wellbeing)

Sarah’s role is to grow School-Home Support in Blackpool and the surrounding area, along with managing a team of 10 Practitioners who are currently working in every Blackpool secondary school. Sarah is a mum to five. Her previous career spanned more than 20 years as a primary school teacher, and more recently as a Deputy Headteacher. Sarah is passionate about changing the life chances for young people in Blackpool.





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 Assistant

Beth is our Communications Assistant, with a focus on supporting and developing our internal communications. She is studying part time for 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.




Clara Aldrich-Green, School-Home Support

Clara Aldrich-Green – Partnerships Executive (Trusts & Foundations)

Clara works in the trusts team, managing relationships with a range of trusts and foundations and working to identify and reach new prospects alongside any other support needed. After graduating from Durham University she gained experience working within a social enterprise before spending time working at a charity consultancy. Having worked on projects for some of the UK’s largest charities, she decided to move into a charity where she could dedicate herself to a single cause.




Ashleigh Hodges, School-Home SupportAshleigh Hodges (she/her) – 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 – 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.





Susan Cole – Special Educational Needs (SEN) Lead

Susan is the SEN lead for School-Home Support. She previously worked as a teacher for 17 years, and brings her wealth of experience to the School-Home Support team.







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 – Fundraising Assistant (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.



Tasmin Gyamfi – Safeguarding Support Officer

Tasmin has up to seven years safeguarding and pastoral experience. After leaving university where she studied Criminology and Sociology, helping others understand the needs and requirements of society’s most vulnerable people became a passion of hers. Tasmin has worked in a wide range of educational settings and alternative provisions and has a keen interest in community development/intervention. Tasmin likes to read, takes a lot interest in national and global affairs and feels this helps improve her ability to fulfill her role as safeguarding support officer.




Daniel Newman – HR Manager

Daniel is responsible for everything HR related at School-Home Support. Daniel has worked in HR for over 12 years, with over eight of those years within the charity sector. Outside of work, Daniel is also an advocate for Type 1 diabetes, a condition which he has been living with for over 25 years. Daniel has his own podcast, interviewing people from around the world who also live with the condition.






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.