Role of the Home School Link Worker

The HSLWs can offer support, provide advice and information to parents and carers, as well as supporting children and young people in boosting their self-esteem, helping them to deal with either temporary or longer term problems such as bereavement, parenting issues, illness and domestic violence, to name just a few. They work closely with both schools and families and are able to link with a wide range of other agencies and sources of support and advice. In working across groups of schools, they are able to provide continuity when children move to another phase of schooling, e.g. junior to secondary schools or when there are brothers and sisters in different schools who may be experiencing similar problems.

The Home School Link Worker Team

The Dorking Schools Partnership employs and funds a team of five Home School Link Workers who support children, young people, parents and carers with either short or long term difficulties. If you would like more information, or to contact the HSLW working with your child’s school, please see below or contact your school:


Fiona DarnellFiona Darnell Tel: 07900 437858 Email:

St Joseph's - Monday 12.00-17.00, Wednesday 13.45-17.00 & Friday 9.00-11.15
Ashcombe - Tuesday 12.00-13.00 & 16.00-16.45, Wednesday 12.00-14.00

Faye HowittFaye Howitt Tel: 01306 884506 Email:

St John's - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

The Priory - Tuesday

Vicky KelsallVicky Kelsall Tel: 07810 415478 Email:

Powell Corderoy - Tuesday 8.30-16.30

Surrey Hills - Wednesday 8.30-16.30


Susie ReedSuzie Reed Tel: 07854 078740 Email:
North Downs Wednesday 9.00-12.00 & Thursday 8.00-12.30
Scott Broadwood Monday 8.45-12.30
St Paul's Tuesday 8.30-15:30

Jayne MocklerHelen Young Tel: 07747 312443 Email:

St Martin's - Thursday 8.30-16.30

St Michael's - Wednesday am - One half day per half term (TBC)

The Weald - Wednesday 9.30-14:30 (flexible) & Friday 8.30-16.30

Newdigate - Wednesday pm - One half day per half term