Home School Link Worker

My name is Nancy Sproston, and I am the Home School Link Worker here at Furzefield.

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 I help you?

My role is tailored to support the needs of your family and your circumstances; I 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).
  • Organising opportunities to meet other parents, such a coffee mornings and workshops

Please do contact me to see if I can help. I am happy to meet at home or school, chat over the phone or meet for a coffee.

Email: HSLW@Furzefield.Surrey.sch.uk

Phone: 01737 642842

Useful links

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

Surrey’s Family Information Services provides information, advice and assistance for families with children and young people aged up to 19 years (up to 25 years old for young people with special educational needs).