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Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Westfield Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 5PA

Family Support Team

Mrs A Gillatt

Family Liaison Officer

Family Support Team

Mrs S Mansfield

Safeguarding Officer

Family Support Team

Mrs Sarah van Vuuren

Safeguarding Assistant

Family Support Team

We work closely with families across the school community and help to empower and encourage effective parenting to promote and support children’s learning and well-being.

Family Liaison Officers

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would like to introduce myself to you and explain the role I have within the school as part of the school pastoral care team. My name is Ali Gillatt and I am the Family Liaison Officer at Garlinge Primary School and Nursery. My role is to offer support to you and your child with personal and school issues, for example:

  • Family relationships
  • Parenting issues
  • Housing or benefit issues
  • Advice and Support
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Domestic violence
  • Assistance with forms and letters
  • Assistance/support with appointments at outside agencies
  • Organising workshops for parents and children

These are just a few ways I can help and support you. It might be a large or small problem, or it might be a temporary situation. Whatever it is you need I will try to find an answer and if I cannot, I will find someone who can.

Confidentiality is an important factor and will always be observed (except for issues relating to Child Protection).

I hope you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact me both in person or via email if you require advice, support or information.

Most mornings I can be found on the KS1 playground otherwise please call into the school office and leave a message for me and I will be more than happy to ring you back.

My hours of work are:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8:30am –12:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am- 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 3:30pm

I look forward to supporting you and your family in the future.

Mrs Jen Melloy

Welfare Officer

Family Support Team

I lead our team of first aiders and work closely with some of our more vulnerable children and support families whose children may have complex medical needs.

I also ensure staff are trained in the medical needs for all our children.