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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

We are a 'good' school - Ofsted Mar 2019 and 'outstanding' - SIAMS Feb 2016

Home School Link Worker

The role of the Home School Link Worker is to:

  • Support parents, families and pupils on a wide range of issues.
  • Help children and families to increase school attendance and punctuality.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships between the home and school and act as a link between home and school.

How can we help you?

The Home School Link Worker role is tailored to support the needs of your family and your circumstances; The Home School Link Worker can help in many ways including:

  • Enabling parents and children to discuss concerns or worries in a safe and secure environment.
  • Supporting families reacting to change such as parental separation or bereavement.
  • Assisting parents / carers whose children are reluctant to attend school or have been excluded.
  • Helping parents / carers who may need support on a wide range of issues or difficulties impacting on their family life eg illness, domestic abuse, disability or financial difficulties.
  • Offering parenting guidance and support and courses.
  • Helping families and children to access services, resources and local community information.
  • Offering support in school meetings.
  • Liaising with outside agencies (school nurse, CAHMS, health visitors, GPs) and signpost parents.
  • Help to fill out forms such as: Free School meals, Education Maintained Allowance (EMA), Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

How to contact the Home School Link Worker?

Please email:

Where it is considered that you could be best supported via the class teacher, ELSA  or SENCo your request for support will be passed on and they will be in contact with you.

Why you may be contacted

Staff at school can also request support to ask for involvement from the Home School Link Worker.


The Home School Link Worker offers a confidential service regarding personal issues. However, all information is shared with the Senior Leadership Team as part of our confidentiality policy. If necessary, The Home School Link Worker would seek your permission to also share the information with other staff members within school or outside agencies. Should a safeguarding issue be identified, we are legally bound to follow Government guidelines.

Useful links

Here are some links to organisations that can offer family support:


Healthy Eating and Lifestyle

During our HSLW/Nurture Coffee Morning this week, we were joined by a school nurse called Julia, who discussed the importance of having a healthy, balanced diet and keeping ourselves hydrated.

She also demonstrated how to use the Change4Life Food scanner. This clever app brings food labels to life and allows us to find out what’s really in the food and drink we’re buying!

Download from App Store:

Download from Google Play: 

At the bottom of this page, you will find  a copy of Julia's presentation and a handy guide to portion sizes.