Hello my name is Gretel Ikediashi and I am the new Family Liaison Officer at St. George’s Church of England Primary School. My role is to support parents and carers to ensure all children learn well and thrive during their time at this school.
What is a FLO?
A FLO is an additional source of support for parents and can help with a wide variety of issues, not just those connected with education. A FLO can provide information, help and support in many areas such as health, parenting skills, training, finance, relationship breakdown and employment, as well as starting school or moving to secondary school.
The key role of the FLO is to work with families to help overcome any barriers to children’s learning by providing advice and support in those difficult times when it can be hard to know where to turn.
I have lots of experience of working with families facing a range of difficulties, and I understand the impact these can have on the well-being of parents and their children. I have also worked directly with children, supporting them with friendship issues, emotional worries, loss and behavioural difficulties.
I am here to support you and your child in any way I can, and I will work closely with the school and external agencies to find solutions to any difficulties you are facing. Sometimes a listening ear may be all that is needed, and I am always happy to listen to anything you feel you would like to share about your child’s experience of school, or about any worries you may have at home.
My hours of work
Tuesday 10 – 3pm
Thursday 10 – 3pm
Friday 8.30 – 1.30pm
I will be on the school gates on Friday mornings so please feel free to chat to me.
If you would like to see me at any other time, please contact me through the school office or on my mobile on 07731325300 to make an appointment. You are also welcome to email me at email@example.com
I will be creating opportunities for parents to meet with me at regular coffee mornings, and dates of these will be posted on the school website. I look forward to getting to know you all.
All information is kept confidential subject to the usual child protection guidelines.