Family Link Advisors

Hello!  We are the friendly link between home and school. 

Although both schools (infants and juniors) have a Family Link Advisor, we work very closely together, especially with families with siblings across the Federation.

Family Link

Our mutual aim is to:

  • be approachable, relatable and supportive with all families in the Federation
  • promote a positive relationship between parents/carers and school
  • support children emotionally and academically enhancing their wellbeing in school
  • offer guidance and information about external support, signposting where necessary
  • work closely with class teachers understanding the needs of individual children and their carers
  • inform parents/carers about workshops, activities and courses about any parenting issues 

You would normally be welcome to come into school to have a cuppa and a chat with either of us about any of your concerns.  Unfortunately, as a result of the current Covid 19 situation, we are currently unable to welcome you to meet in person, but we can both be contacted through ClassDojo, by email or telephone.  Leave either of us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

We have lots of links that may be useful to you. Please take a look.

Family Link

Mrs Cat Garland
Samuel Whites
Cat’s work mobile TBA 
Catherine.Garland@hanhamprimaryfederation.org 

Mrs Cat Garland has a background in the criminal justice system and believes that many of her service users’ problems stem from an early age, which could have been prevented through a stable and supportive home and school life, leading her to choose to work with young children and their families. She has a son who attends a local primary school and is involved in many of his extra-curricular activities. 

Mrs Garland offers academic support to Pupil Premium children and runs a lunchtime support group for children who struggle to build friendships. 

Mrs Garland works in Samuel White’s Monday to Friday from 9am -1pm and can be reached by private message through the Class Dojo app, by email or telephone and will endeavour to reply by the next working day at the latest. 

Family Link

Mrs Fee Dimond
Hanham Abbots
Fee’s work mobile 07727  022889
Fee.Dimond@hanhamprimaryfederation.org

Mrs Fee Dimond has worked at both Samuel White’s and Hanham Abbots as a supply teacher and as 1:1 support for children with Special Educational Needs in Hanham Abbots. She has three grown-up children, who attended Hanham Primary Federation and for six years, whilst her children were here, she held the post of Chairperson of the Friends of Hanham Abbots.  

Mrs Dimond runs a morning breakfast/homework club, a peaceful lunchtime retreat for children needing support and mentoring sessions for children with emotional and behavioural needs. 

Mrs Dimond works in Hanham Abbots Monday to Thursday from 8am – 2:15pm and Friday from 8am until 1:15pm and can be reached by private message through the Class Dojo app, by email or telephone and will endeavour to reply by the next working day at the latest.