Head Teacher – St Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy

Sarah is a strong, passionate and determined business woman, yet one that has been able to mould a business that has the personal touch as well – quite a unique situation in this day and age.

Head Teacher – Christ the King Catholic Academy

New Start has dealt with each of our pupils and parents in a unique, personal and loving way, offering huge support to those in their care. They have been especially flexible to meet the needs of our families and children, a critical skill when you work with me! Those receiving their support have grown stronger as a consequence of the work and gained skills to support them on the next steps of their journey.

I cannot recommend New Start and Sarah, highly enough.


Head Teacher – Fleetwood High School

The New Start team are so warm, friendly and approachable; their enthusiasm towards supporting our pupils is amazing. New Start have recently supported the whole school on a critical incident, they were professional but most importantly, understood what both pupils and staff needed in an incredibly sad situation.  Our pupils have gained confidence and resilience through the work carried out with them. Sarah and her team bring a personal touch in to school and a level of care and passion that is quite unique. Thank you New Start.

Head Teacher – Strike Lane Primary School

The service we have received from New Start has been second to none. It has been tailored to the complex needs of our children and parents alike, supporting and nurturing their emotional well being and development. I would recommend Sarah and her team without hesitation.

Westcliff Primary Academy

New Start are professional service and all the feedback from our students has never been anything other than positive, all the counsellors are great at building positive relationships with young people. Our students have had real help and support when dealing with loss and this has shown in their emotional, social and academic success.

Headteacher – Mayfield Primary School

The counsellor from New Start who supports our most vulnerable children has had a profound impact on their lives. The communication between counsellor and senior leadership has been detailed and thorough. A key strength has been the relationship forged between counsellor and families. This has made such a difference to our families who are most in need and has really impacted on their willingness to engage further with school. I absolutely would not be without this service.

Head Teacher – Chaucer Primary School

New Start has been an invaluable service we have used to support children and their families. The service has allowed children to discuss issues they have both past and present which are impacting on their ability to make positive relationships and reach their full potential for learning. The children always respond well and look forward to their time with their counsellor and the skills that are utilised through these sessions has ensured positive outcomes for all the children who have needed it. I wish I could provide this service for more children.

Head Teacher – Mckee College House

Our school really values the service that New Start have provided over the last few years. Students, Parents and Staff have all benefitted from the range of counselling services on offer. Using Newstart to support our school community at times of crisis has been invaluable and is one of the most effective interventions in terms of positive outcomes.

Family Learning Mentor – Strike Lane Primary School

Wow, what can we say about Sarah and her wonderful team. The service that we receive from New Start is just fantastic, all sessions with children are individually tailored to their needs and gives them the opportunity and skills to help themselves to thrive and grow. Sarah is always available to talk and provide valuable advice to staff also.

Family Learning Mentor – Shakespeare Primary School

Shakespeare Primary School have found the support from New Start has been invaluable to both pupil’s and their families. Members of staff have also found the listening service very helpful in coping with both home and work issues.