Welfare team

Meet our dedicated welfare officers

If you need to talk, we’re here to listen. You can choose to speak to a member of our UKSA welfare team, or a student trained to listen, or to someone else at UKSA who may be able to help you.

Welfare Officer Kim Fry

Kim Fry

Safeguarding and Welfare Manager

As our dedicated welfare lead Kim supports students, staff and parents with professional guidance and advice. Kim is a qualified social worker and has extensive experience working with children, young people, families and adults. Kim is also a Mental Health First Aid England Instructor Member and works closely with the Maritime Sector to promote the importance of good mental health awareness.

“I love that UKSA has a genuine family feel, with friendly staff and great communication across the team. I work with both students and instructors and can always help with advice and guidance, regardless of the situation.”

Gemma Maskell

Welfare Officer

Before joining UKSA, Gemma worked as a qualified secondary school PE teacher. As well as teaching, she has previously worked in the health & well-being industry helping clients improve their mental health and fitness. As a welfare officer at UKSA, Gemma will be supporting parents and students with professional help and advice.

“I’ve always enjoyed communicating with students and parents, whilst supporting them on their learning journey. UKSA has a great warm welcoming feel, there is always someone to talk to and everyone greets you with a smile.”