Our senior team


Jaine Stannard (she/her) – Chief Executive

Working with the Board of Trustees and others in the management team, Jaine is instrumental in developing strategies to reach more young people, thereby ensuring that they have the support they need to thrive and achieve; and along the way, responding effectively to changing demands and other external factors. She is passionate about the work of School-Home Support, having seen first hand the impact and positive change our work has on young lives. Jaine has over thirty years’ experience in managing early intervention and community health services.




Maggie Mitchell – Head of Family Intervention

Maggie is responsible for managing all of School-Home Support’s family intervention services, ensuring professional standards and outcomes are the best they can possibly be. Maggie has been working in services for children and families for over fifteen years.






Catrin Doe (she/her) – Head of Impact and Digital Delivery

Cat is responsible for shaping, implementing and strengthening the organisation’s digital processes and infrastructure to support School-Home Support’s growth into a national charity. With over thirty years’ experience in IT,  training, and operations delivery and management, Cat is passionate about driving forwards professional standards through effective systems and being impact evidence led with contributions to strategic decisions so that School-Home Support’s expertise benefits families nationally.





Alec Raven – Head of Fundraising and Communications

Alec leads the Fundraising and Communications team and is responsible for developing and delivering the associated Fundraising and Marketing strategy for the charity. His team works across School-Home Support to support communications needs and ensure we have enough voluntary income to deliver many of our services. Alec has worked across fundraising and marketing at a senior level for the past 15 years.





AJ Finn (she/her) – Head of Finance and Resources

AJ leads the Finance and HR function across the organisation.  After over 25 years in commerce, AJ moved into the non-profit sector and has been working with charities for over six years.  She is passionate about supporting the whole School-Home Support team and helping drive operations and strategy to reach more families and young people






Rachael Kenningham – Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Rachael leads School-Home Support’s policy and public affairs work, raising our profile with Government and politicians and campaigning on the issues which matter most to the families we support. She has 20 years’ experience helping a broad range of organisations engage with public policy makers in Whitehall, Westminster and the European Union.  The daughter of two teachers, Rachael always had lots of support at home to help her flourish at school. She wants all children to have that same start she had.




Nicola Williams – Senior Family Intervention Manager

Nicola’s role is to increase the impact School-Home Support has on children and families in England’s northern regions, as well as manage the team of School-Home Support practitioners there. She previously worked for a charity offering literacy interventions to children aged 3-16, having spent many years working with other organisations offering various support to nurseries, schools and sixth form colleges. Nicola has also mentored underprivileged teenage girls in Manchester and volunteered as a co-elected school governor for four years.





Emma Longstaff – Senior Partnerships Manager (Trusts & Foundations)

Emma is responsible for School-Home Support’s trust and foundation funders. She is passionate about equality of opportunity and ensuring access to education for children and young people. She has worked in the charity sector for over 10 years, building partnerships with a wide range of trust and foundations and enjoys developing opportunities for grantmakers to have a real impact.




Eleanor Viita – Senior Partnerships Manager (Corporate)

Eleanor is responsible for School-Home Support’s corporate engagement. Her team works with businesses to raise the income needed to fund our programmes and to create direct, positive impact for the young people and families that we support. She has ten years experience building corporate-charity partnerships and is passionate about education and enabling young people to reach their potential.





Daniel Newman – Senior 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.