Family Support Team

Holly Grove – A Family Affair!


Holly Grove recognises the importance of positive relationships with its families and has a designated Family Support Team to help you and your child on your journey with us. Recognising we are on the right track, Holly Grove was awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award for the fourth time in 2021.  

The Family Support Manager Nick Barrett manages the small team that aims to offer holistic support to all our families in order to achieve the best results possible for our children. Nick who has worked at the school for over 25 years can offer advice around challenging behaviour, accessing respite care and is a trained ‘Sleep Practitioner’. He is ably supported by Shagufta Nasir who is an experienced Family Support Worker who can also offer bilingual support allowing us to reach out and support more families. They share a warm and welcoming office which they use to meet confidentially with parents.  


If you feel the team could help you in anyway then please contact a member of the team using one of the options below. 

Tel- 01282 682278 

Email –  

Nick Barrett - Family Support Manager       

Shagufta Nasir - Family Support Worker    

Lisa-Jane Brown - Family Support Assistant



Burnley Campus, Barden Lane,
Burnley, Lancashire, BB1O 1JD


Lisa-Jane Brown and Holly Mackenzie

01282 953710


Karen Alty


Eve Taylor


The Georgia Fourie Butterfly Fund was set up in 2009, in conjunction with her parents, in memory of a very special pupil who sadly passed away after many years of bad health.