Home School Link Worker

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Working together to support children, young people and their families.

Here at Bentham CP School, we have Angela Tierney who is our Home School Link Worker.  Her role is to support you with any worries or concerns you may have about your children or home circumstances while your children are at this school.

Being a parent can be the most rewarding job in the world, but at times it can also be the hardest. Sometimes we just need some support.

During term-time Angela will work in partnership with parents/carers, school and other agencies to support families, aiming to reduce barriers to learning and prevent future difficulties.

Before she works with your child she will ask for your consent. Angela may seek you permission to share information with staff at the school or with other agencies.

Our aim is to support families and encourage all children to enjoy school and feel happy and secure.

Who can we help?

¨ children who are experiencing difficult times or are withdrawn or anxious

¨ to support families who are reacting to change, such as parental separation or bereavement

¨ to encourage all children to enjoy school and feel happy and secure

¨ support parents to develop and maintain a positive relationship with the school

¨ work with children on a 1:1 or small group basis

¨ talk with, support and encourage children in school

¨ give the child with difficulties an opportunity to talk about concerns in a confidential and non-judgemental environment

¨ guide you towards other sources of help, advice and support

By quickly and effectively building strong relationships, the Home School Link Worker can help solve problems before they become bigger issues.

You can contact Angela by phoning school, sending an email or popping in to see her:

Telephone: 015242 61412

Email: hslw@bentham.n-yorks.sch.uk