Hi, I am Ali Gillatt the Family Liaison Officer (FLO) for Garlinge Primary School and Nursery.
My office is situated in the far end of the Key Stage 1 playground and I am usually available on either the KS1 or KS2 playground before or after school.
My hours of work are:
I can be contacted by:
The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide support, help and friendship for parents/carers and their children.
The aim of the FLO is to empower parents, encourage effective parenting and promote parental involvement in children's learning. The FLO can help in such circumstances as:
I have family of my own, so I understand that life can often be emotionally and physically challenging, and parents and carers sometimes need someone to talk too. I am a friendly face offering a listening ear. I am available to have informal chats about things that concern you as parents. I also work with in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies for the benefit of our families. Anything discussed between families and myself will be in confidence, however, if I feel there is a cause for concern, I will need to discuss the issue with senior staff members to find the best way forward to support the family.