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Long Ditton Infant And Nursery School

Long Ditton Infant And Nursery School

The Heart of Long Ditton since 1911

Home School Link Worker

Home School Link Worker

Parenting is sometimes not an easy job and at Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School we recognise that help and advice come in all different shapes and forms. The Home School Link Worker (HSLW) is one way we can do this.


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
  • Running the 1, 2, 3 Magic Course for all parents and carers
  • 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?

You can contact the school office to ask for the contact details for our HSLW to help you and your family or email