Home School Link Worker

Working together to support children and their families our Home Link School Worker, Claire Daniels, is available to meet with parents/carers on Mondays from 8.30am – 1.30pm and  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Claire’s aim is to support families and encourage all children to enjoy every aspect of school life supporting them to feel happy, confident and secure.

Who can Claire help?

  • Children who are experiencing difficult times or who are withdrawn or anxious.
  • Parents/carers experiencing difficulties in their children’s behaviour.
  • Families who are reacting to change, such as parental separation/divorce, or bereavement.
  • Families with children who are reluctant to attend school, or who have been excluded.
  • Families experiencing a range of issues or difficulties including domestic abuse, illness, disability and financial difficulties.

What can Claire do?

  • Support the family and/or your child.
  • Ensure there is a strong “link” between home and school.
  • Support you at school meetings.
  • Help you navigate through the education system.
  • Set up a link to organisations that can offer you extra help, advice and support.
  • Provide information on support groups for parents/carers.
  • Work closely with our Inclusion team to support wider issues.

How can Claire be contacted?

Parents/carers can contact Claire in any one of the following ways:

  • Completing the downloadable form (top right of this page)  – hand it in to the School Reception in an envelope marked “Claire Daniels  – HSLW” and “Private” or
  • Telephone me on 07740 814904 or
  • Email Claire at hslw@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Outside of Claire’s working days, any urgent enquiries/queries should be directed to Mrs. Kate Carter, Deputy Headteacher & Inclusion Team Leader via the school telephone number: 01483 888388 or email: mrscarter@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk