Home School Link Worker

Welcome to our Home / School Link page.

At St Bartholomew’s Primary School, we are always looking at ways to support our families in both their learning and their emotional health. To support this aim, we have a Home School Link Worker (Karen Eames) and Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) to support our families in maintaining their emotional wellbeing.

Our Home School Link worker will help families by working with parents and children and other professionals working as a team to empower and support families to reach their goals.

What is ELSA?

ELSAs are emotional literacy support assistants. They are teaching assistants and our Home School Link Worker who have had special training from educational psychologists to support the emotional development of children and young people in school. ELSAs have regular professional supervision from educational psychologists to help them in their work.

ELSAs help children and young people learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. They provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them.

If you feel you need further support please do contact the school so we can put this support in place.

Here are some useful links to support you in supporting your children.

This is a brilliant link to the ELSA web page, here you will find lots of great activities to do with your children to support their emotional wellbeing.

If you cannot download an activity or do not have a printer please contact the school or Karen our home school link worker who will be happy to help,  her email is:-


This is the link for ELSA resources.



Here are two links with some parenting ideas done by Karen

This one has some basic top tips

Mental Health Awareness Week

This link is to help with separation anxiety – reading the story ‘The invisible piece of string.

The Invisible String

Below in the attachments are two files, these are full of great ideas for help and support for parents, careers and children, the second file also has a link for the Parenting Puzzle on line course which is a really good holistic parenting course.


Support with transition back to school following Covid-19

To find out more about healthy living, increasing activity, healthy recipes and weight loss see the link below.


To find out more about NHS advice for healthy eating and healthy lifestyles for families see the link below.


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