Parent Support Advisor

Lauren SherwoodHello there, my name is Lauren Gislam

I am your Parent Support Advisor and my role is to support you as parents/carers to help you and your children gain as much as possible from their school life.

Parenting isn’t an easy job and at times things can get tough – homework can seem daunting, finances are often stretched to the limit and problem behaviour can be really upsetting. I am here to help you deal with any worries or concerns about your child and to help you tackle any home issues that are making school life difficult for you and your family. If I cannot help you I can refer you to specialist agencies or support services if you wish.

I am available at Avenue Junior School every Wednesday Morning from 8.45am until 9.45 and Recreation Road Infant School on Thursday mornings from 8.45 until 9.45 on a drop in basis if you have any quick queries or for you to make an appointment to see me for a longer chat.

If you have any questions or concerns at any other times please phone or text my mobile number which is  07468727034 or email me at I am based at Avenue Junior School and can be contacted there on 01603 441034.

Look forward to meeting you all



The Avenue Junior pastoral team have all been trained in supporting our bereaved children and families. Support can include referring and signposting to outside agencies, making memory jars with children ,  being there to listen and to talk about any questions that children have about death, funerals/cremations and how they feel. - supporting children - supporting adults

Helping you to support Bereaved Children and Young People

Domestic Abuse

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the Police

Lauren Sherwood is The Domestic Abuse Champion for our school offering support and advice to our parents and staff who are victims themselves of Domestic Abuse or are worried about someone else. - information about what is Domestic Abuse and help and support available in Norfolk -  Safe houses, Children and Adult support.

24 hour helpline - 0300 561 0077

Mens advice Line -0808 801 0327 

Support with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender domestic abuse.

National Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hour - 0808 2000 247 

Norwich Foodbank

Please get in contact with Lauren Sherwood if food bank vouchers are needed.

Divorce and Separation - experienced solicitors, mediators and skilled negotiators based in Norwich - Family support for separated families

Honour-based Abuse

Honour-based abuse is defined as a crime or incident which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and / or the community. It is a collection of practices used to control behaviour and includes Forced Marriage (FM) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Forced Marriage Unit

(+44) (0) 207 008 0151 Monday – Friday 9-5pm
(+44) (0) 207 008 1500 Global Response Centre (out of hours)

If you have concerns that a girl or young woman may be taken overseas for FGM then you should call the Norfolk MASH immediately on 0344 800 8020.

Phone 999 in emergencies

Parent Forums
Healthy Eating and Being Active  -Fit4it is a FREE fun and interactive healthy lifestyle programme. The programme is aimed at providing children with the opportunity to learn about health and nutrition whilst gaining confidence through making new friends and taking part in different sports and team building activities.