My name is Tracey Thomas and I am the Family Liaison Officer, known as the FLO. My role is to liaise with families and offer support so that the children have a happy learning experience at school and can make the most of all the educational and social opportunities on offer here.

So for example, if you are worried about your child’s wellbeing due to circumstances at home such as a family bereavement or other difficulties, I can offer a listening ear and liaise with Teaching Staff to ensure that your child is supported.  This might be through additional support within school or we might be able to suggest services outside of school that can be of help.

Supporting Emotional Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Our school is a Head Start School which means that we support and champion efforts that promote good health and wellbeing.  Our curriculum teaching and learning promotes resilience together with good social and emotional wellbeing and our Christian Values of joy, welcoming, compassion, respect and perseverance underpin daily life at school and our approach to caring for the children.

We will work closely with parents and carers to identify children’s needs and offer targeted support where appropriate. As well as additional learning support, the Teaching Staff and FLO are able to offer early interventions such as Drawing and Talking, Lego Therapy and the Head Start Resilience Conversation. We can also make referrals to agencies such as the Schools Nurses and Early Help.

Sometimes, it will just be enough to offer extra kindness and understanding if we know that there are particular issues that might be affecting your child’s wellbeing.

So my message is that if you are worried about your child, please speak to the Teaching Staff or myself and we will work with you to offer support.

I am in school on Wednesdays and Fridays and you will usually find me in the Playground at drop off time on these days. At other times if you leave a message at the office, I will get back to you when I am next in school.

I look forward to meeting you.

Tracey Thomas