Service Families

Mrs Charlie Clarke

Service Children’s Coordinator

My background in S.E.N, and my first job in education was supporting a disabled student at a local junior school. I started working at Brune Park about four years ago, originally as a Learning Support Assistant, then taking on the additional responsibility of E.A.L. coordinator (English as an additional language). I am now trained by EMTAS to support EAL students in school.  I still offer support S.E.N. students in lessons.

Eighteen months ago I was asked to take on the role of Service Children’s Coordinator, the role is constantly growing and enables a more effective and targeted support for the Service students and their families. In addition to the educational support, we’ve been able to organise and plan some fun activities with the Service students as well.

Outside of school, I was a Navy wife for 21 years, my Husband left service nearly a year ago, and now we are on the outside I feel this I have a good understanding of the life of a Service family. I have two children one doing an apprenticeship and one in year 11 at a different school.

Please if you have any questions or concerns contact me either by email  or phone me on 02392 616001 (or ring the main school line and enter extension 5201).

Service Child Deployment Information

To provide information on your deployment in order for the school to support your child when you are away from home, please complete our Service Child Deployment Information form here.

Emotional Literacy Support

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

ELSA’s provide targeted emotional support with issues such as social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focused and friendship.

During the week I have some lesson time designated specifically for the ELSA support of Service Children in school. If you feel that your Son/daughter would be in need of a targeted emotional support programme please contact the Year team and they can talk to you and put in a referral form your child. They will then go on a list and then be seen for a six week time period, one hour a week.

If you would like to speak to me about this either drop me an email on: or phone me on 02392 616201 (I have an answer phone on this number and will get back to you ASAP).

I can also catch up with students during the school day when needed, for instance when a parent is deployed and they may just need some reassurance that someone is there to support them.


Libor Book Resources Project – This book project is funded by Libor funds, to provide Naval Service families with printed resources, the purpose of which is to support resilience and enhance coping strategies during periods of separation and deployment.  

Reading Force is free for all Forces families, Reserves, Cadets, and Ex-Forces families. It is fun and easy to take part. Friends can participate too.

Homeport Magazine


The “Forces Connect” app is designed to link users to organisations offering help and support across a wide range of services. The free app is aimed at the entire armed forces community – serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families – as well as frontline public services staff.

Contact Info
  • Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 3BU
  • (023) 9261 6000

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