Family Support

At Moss Side we are fortunate to have a dedicated member of staff who is employed to support the families of our pupils.


Hi, I’m Karen Gardner, I’m a Family Support Worker employed by Moss Side Primary School for three days per week.



I am part of the safeguarding team and I work very closely with children, families and staff in school to ensure each child is able to be the best they can be in a safe and supportive environment.

In my role I liaise with outside agencies and provide a service to families who may just need a little bit of extra help to get them through a difficult time, I can signpost and refer to specific services or just be here to listen.

Here are just a few areas I can offer support with:

Routines, boundaries and consequences


Change in family circumstances

Special Educational Needs




Mental health in children and adults

Please see links below you may find useful: 


My mobile number is 07720 606457, you can phone or text me on that number, email me at or pop in to school.