Home School Link Worker

My name is Jo Ward and I am your Home School Link Worker at Wood Street School.

What does a Home School Link Worker do?

Home School Link Workers (HSLWs) work in partnership with pupils, parents and carers, school staff, voluntary and public sector services with the aim of supporting families through challenging times and preventing future difficulties.

 Who can I help?

  •     Parents having difficulty managing their child’s behaviour.
  •     Parents needing support through the statementing process.
  •     Families where children are not attending school regularly.
  •     Families who are dealing with change such as parental separation or bereavement.
  •     Families dealing with a wide range of other issues.

How can I help?

I can offer:

  •    Links to agencies that offer support in areas such as chronic illness, domestic violence, alcohol and drug addictions, housing, social care, benefits systems and debt.
  •    Parenting support.
  •    Meetings in home or at school.
  •    Help with form filling.
  •    Support with the Early Help process.
  •    Support by taking parents to meetings such as those relating to health, social care or counselling.

Contact me

If you think that I might be able to help you please get in touch and join me for a cup of tea or coffee to talk things through.  HSLWs work within a confidential framework.  However, should a safeguarding issue be identified I am legally bound to follow Government Guidelines.

You can contact me directly or through Mrs Washer, your child’s teacher, or the school office.

 Email: HSLW@woodstreet.surrey.sch.uk