How we help schools

How we help schools

This page is for schools, nurseries, alternative provision settings, pupil referral units, multi-academy trusts, and local authorities to find out more about how School-Home Support helps disadvantaged students and their families If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you, please get in touch.

SHS Practitioners: our flagship service for schools

We offer over 35 years’ experience providing a fully-managed, carefully-tailored service that makes a lasting difference to vulnerable pupils and their families.  Our intervention improves school attendance, behaviour, and attitudes to learning. We respond to the specific needs of your school community and work to achieve improved attendance, better behaviour, and more engaged parents and carers.

The difference we make to schools:

  • Improve low attendance and persistent absence rates
  • Intervene and support hard to reach families, turning around poor engagement in school and learning
  • Provide specialist pastoral support on issues beyond the classroom affecting children’s ability to learn, helping ensure teachers can focus on progress and learning.

Our impact

Support from an SHS Practitioner over two years can

= 46 extra days in school per pupil per year

= 18% more likely to achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE

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Additional benefits for schools

The SHS Welfare Fund provides fast, practical help for families in desperate need of essential items.

Our corporate partners also volunteer for Aspiration Sessions and Employment Skills Workshops.

Learn more here

Spending pupil premium effectively

We work with our partner schools to support some of the most deprived pupils in England, offering targeted interventions to improve attendance, behaviour, and readiness to learn. SHS services are an effective, evidence-based use of pupil premium funding. We measure the impact of our interventions and produce setting-specific annual reports to evidence the return on investment of your pupil premium budget.

If you’re a school leader interested in SHS services, but your budget is limited, please get in touch.



We take our duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children very seriously. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Click here to see a brief extract of our Safeguarding Policy. If you would like any further information, contact our Safeguarding Lead.


All SHS services for schools:

SHS Practitioners (flagship service)
Pastoral Development Services (training and support for pastoral professionals)
SHS Membership (access to resources and information, free to join)