Skip to content ↓

Family Support Offer

To get in touch, you can call Hilltop school and ask for family support  on - 01709 813386 

Or email specific people below: 

Family Support

Lead : Andy Williams - 
Transitions: Vicky Abukan - 
Moving and handling: Adele Anderson - 


Andy Williams - Family Support and Behaviour Lead 

Andy is the family support lead at Hilltop School and will aim to signpost families to the correct support in and out of school. This will include: 

  • - Signposting to the relevant services and support for any problems at home.  
  • - Referrals to and liaising with other services. 
  • - Support in meetings if required. 
  • - Liaise with the class teams, Family and Learning Support Team within the school e.g. Sensory OT and ELSA. 
  • - Offer behaviour strategies for home and school. 
  • - Early help referrals / assessments 
  • - Signpost to events & services in our local area. 
  • - leading the re-stabilisation provision


Vicky Abukan - Support Officer - Post 19 Provisions & Transition 

Vicky’s role is to support the Senior Leadership Team and Family Support Team to develop a family centred provision that proactively seeks to support families. 

  • - Transitions 
  • - Coordinate and facilitate person-centred review meetings  
  • - Coordinate and facilitate Y14 interim meetings. 
  • - Link with multi-agencies outside of school e.g. parents/carers, EHCP teams, social workers & post 19 provisions. 
  • - Oversee that multi-agencies actions are followed through and chased up if they are not ​complete or require changes. 
  • - Offer effective transitions to post 16/19 students. 
  • - Ensure that students get the correct post 19 provision. 
  • - Update agencies throughout the year using a rolling programme. 
  • - Support parents and families throughout the process of a transition  
  • - Monitor placements success long term. 


Adele Alderson - Support Officer - Moving & Handling 

Adele has a recognised IOSH approved qualification and will deliver manual handling training at Hilltop School. 
This includes the safe use of hoists and slings, necessary manual handling techniques, practical and theory training for all staff in the workplace and supplying staff and pupils with equipment to support good moving & handling. 
Adele has an understanding of the legal requirements that schools need to adhere to, and she carries out individual risk assessments for pupils and creates bespoke Moving and Handling Plans. 
Adele liaises with professionals, the headteacher, the senior leadership team and teaching assistants to make sure Moving & Handling is effective, safe and pupil-centred. 
Adele can advise parents in the home environment, so if you would like any guidance, please contact the school. 



If you require any further support, information or advice, please see the links below... 


For support with DLA forms or applications: 


Kiveton Park drop in (they also have drop in sessions in Maltby and Dinnington). 


Citizens Advice. 

0808 278 7911 


For any other information and advice: 


Rotherham Local SEND offer 


Rotherham SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service) 

Call Rotherham SENDIASS on 01709 823627 


Rotherham Parent Carers Forum  

This is a registered charity run by and for families of children and young people (aged 0-25) who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). 


Rotherham Adult Neurodiversity Support Service (RANNS) 

This service offers support, information, groups and activities for autistic adults/ adults with ADHD (18+) with a Rotherham GP. It can be a support for parents with Autism. 


Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA)  

REMA is the infrastructure support organisation for the Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary and Community Sector of Rotherham.