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Home School Link Worker

Hello, my name is Karis McNamara, I am the Home School Link Worker & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead at Beauclerc Infants and Chennestone Primary School.

Within my Home School Link Worker role, I work in partnership with parents/carers, schools and other agencies to support families, aiming to reduce current stressful situations and prevent future difficulties.

My aim is to ensure that all children enjoy school and are happy and secure and for each individual family to be aware of how to ask for support and advice.


The work I do includes:

Offering support in school,

Supporting parents/carers and families,

Improving attendance and punctuality,

Promoting positive behaviour


I can help by providing:

One to one support, listening ear and advice

Signposting to other agencies - i.e. Information of local services and community activities

Support groups for parents/carers

Support in accessing Early Help Intervention

Support and guidance through Statutory Interventions when necessary.


Who can I help?

Children who are experiencing difficulties.

Parents/carers experiencing difficulties in managing their child's behaviour.

Parents/carers whose children are not attending school or who have been excluded.

Parent/carers who may need support on a wide range of issues impacting on their family life i.e. illness, separation, divorce or bereavement.

Ideas for after school clubs, childcare or holiday activities.

Parent/carers who are not sure who to talk to about a situation they are facing at home or school.

Parents/carers, school and children can ask me to become involved. With your consent we will explore the difficulties your child is experiencing and identify the best way forward.


Should a child protection issue be identified, I am legally bound to follow Government guidelines.

Should you wish to contact me in confidence, please call 01932785477

Best wishes,

Mrs Karis McNamara

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