Home School Community Liaison Scheme
Rosmini Community School is fortunate to have a full time HSCL Coordinator in the school
The current HSCL Coordinator is Niamh McSwiney
Niamh can contacted by phone at 085-8523099 or by e-mail at email@example.com
What is a Home School Community Liaison Coordinator?
The role of the HSCL Coordinator is to work with the parents/guardians of the child, in order to improve the educational outcomes for the child. The focus of the role is to improve the attendance, participation and retention of children in the Irish educational system, by providing necessary and focused supports.
How does the HSCL Coordinator support parents?
Relationships are at the very heart of all HSCL work. It is the aim of the HSCL coordinator to build strong, positive and encouraging partnerships between parents, the school and the wider community.
A HSCL coordinator visiting parents/guardians in their own home is a core part of the HSCL scheme. It acts as a bridge and builds bonds of trust between home and school. It is important to remember a HSCL coordinators role is always to support a parent and the purpose of home visits are always to improve a child’s education experience.
The HSCL coordinator aims to ensure smooth transition between primary and post-primary school by making contact with 1st year parents and coordinating with primary schools. Rosmini Community School is delighted to be engaging in the My Child My Vision transitions programme from 2019 onwards
Working with marginalised parents
The HSCL scheme is funded through the DEIS initiative. Their main aim is to improve educational outcomes for the students most at risk of poor attendance, participation and retention.
Courses/Classes for Parents
The HSCL Coordinator will offer courses and classes to parents throughout the school year, such as introduction to computers, internet safety, literacy, numeracy, crafts etc. Details of the courses will be updated here on the website and on twitter.