Family Liaison Officer
I am Ms Lorimer, the Family Liaison Officer (FLO) for Bean Primary School.
Mrs Carney and I work closely together and I am based in her office. I am available every morning on the main school gate.
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:
- Family relationships
- Housing or benefit issues
- Advice and support
- Challenging behaviour
- Attendance issues
- Domestic violence
- Assistance with forms and letters
- Assistance/support with appointments with outside agencies
- Organising workshops for parents and children
- Healthy living
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 in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies for the benefit of our children and their families. Anything discussed between families and myself will be treated discreetly, however I will continue to seek support and advice from Mrs Carney in order to provide the best possible guidance and support for our families.