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.

Unfortunately. due to current restrictions, we are unable to provide the many activities and courses that we have done previously.  At Smithdown we have offered:

  • 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 – via Zoom video link

A parent and toddler group runs every Wednesday morning 9.30am until 10am. Join our zoom and meet other parents and let younger children enjoy singing.

Please email j.ireland@smithdown.liverpool.sch.uk and I will email you the zoom code for this week’s session.

Further information can be found by clicking here.

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

For more information about local services available to children, young people and families across Liverpool, click here



International Mother Language Day is observed each year and what better way to observe Mother Language Day in Liverpool than to celebrate the amazing tapestry of languages within our City?

Online Celebrations 8 – 12 February 2021
EMTAS and the Modern Foreign Languages Team at School Improvement Liverpool have planned an action packed week! Why not join us for a week of lunchtime story sessions delivered in lots of different languages! Please click on the image below to find out how to register for these sessions.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Please click the image below for links to free online lessons!