Family Liaison

Hello, my name is Kerry Bennie and I am the Family Liaison Officer (FLO) here at Westgate Primary School. I am also a Teaching Assistant and work closely with the children to help fulfil their potential and form a positive professional relationship with those I help.

My role as a Family Liaison Officer is to support you, the parents/carers, to ensure your children can learn positively and flourish during their time at Westgate. As a mum myself, I understand how precious your children are and can familiarise myself with problems that can arise in a child’s life. It is my job to build strong relationships with you so that your child is happy and thriving to maximise their full academic potential.

I work closely with outside agencies to support you and your child at times when you may need that little extra support or should you have changes in your life where your child needs support to adjust. The agencies I work closely with can officer you support in cases of:

  • Housing
  • Family circumstances
  • Medical/health concerns

I can also offer help with attendance issues, friendship concerns, transition to secondary school, or simply just a listening ear over a cup of tea! I offer a strictly confidential service so no need to worry about coming to me.

I work to encourage parental involvement within our school by organising workshops and coffee mornings. Coffee mornings give you the chance to meet with other parents and discuss any concerns with myself.

Should you need to contact me I can be found at the school gate every morning from 8:20am-9:00am. I also offer a drop in session from 2:30pm – 3:00pm everyday so no need to make an appointment.

Here at Westgate Primary School we work hard to maximise a child’s moral, spiritual, social, physical and intellectual development and this is where my job is so important to support you and your child. We want you and your child to be happy and flourish in our family first school.

I look forward to meeting you.

Kerry.