My name is Jan Ireland and I am the Family Link Worker at Smithdown Primary School. I work with parents in an engaging and supportive way. I can provide lots of information to help and support families and can be contacted on 0785 2557623. I can also help with completing forms.

We provide many activities and courses at Smithdown that parents can access. Currently, we offer:

  • ESOL classes- Entry, Level 1 and Level 2.
  • Reading is fun. This is a 10 week accredited course provided by adult learning whereby parents learn how to support language and the love of books at home by using and creating different mediums.
  • Families Connect. An 8 week save the children course. This is a course for parents and their reception age child to work on the three areas of social and emotional literacy, Maths and English. The parents get resources to take home to continue to implement the strategies at home.
  • Yum,yum yummies cookery and healthy eating course for parents and children in Nursery. 

Parent and Toddler Group

A parent and toddler group runs every Wednesday morning 9am until 10am. Come along and meet other parents, let younger children enjoy playing, arts and crafts and singing.

Friends of Smithdown

We also have a Friends of Smithdown group which has been set up to organise events and to raise funds to buy equipment and provide other activities for the benefit of the pupils. Parent helpers at events are very welcome!


We link with many organisations within our community including, Asylum Link, Tesco, St Anne’s Primary School, Granby Children’s Centre, The Greenhouse Project, Granby Development Trust, Picton Children’s Centre, St Dunstan’s Church, Community Food Banks and St Hugh’s Primary School.


Liverpool’s Early Help Directory

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