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Home School Link Worker

At Hatchlands Primary School we are really lucky to have the wonderful Mrs Lydia Fell (Reception LSA, ELSA and Home School Link Worker).


Lydia works closely with many of our children and families to support a variety of needs.


Lydia is in school every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and works closely with Miss Lauren Payne, our Inclusion Leader/SENDCo.




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; Lydia 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).


How to contact the Home School Link Worker?

If you feel that you do require support, please do contact Lydia via email - 


Why you may be contacted

At Hatchlands Primary School we pride ourselves in knowing our families very well and in most cases, our staff identify the families in which we feel will benefit from Lydia’s support.



The Home School Link Worker offers a confidential service regarding personal issues. However, all information is shared with the Senior Leadership Team as part of our confidentiality policy. If necessary, Lydia would seek your permission to also share the information with other staff members within the school or outside agencies. Should a safeguarding issue be identified, we are legally bound to follow Government guidelines.



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