Family Liaison Advisor


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Dawn Lyman is the Family Liaison Advisor (FLA) at Orchard Primary School. She is available at the school each day 8.00am - 4.30pm. She can be contacted through the school or directly on 0208 300 4878.

Being a parent can sometimes be tough and Dawn understands this. She can provide support to children and families, whatever they may be going through. She can also help with confidential information or advice on the following:

  • Managing children’s behaviour at home or school.
  • Family Relationships, including support around domestic violence.
  • Bereavement
  • Mental and Physical Health issues.
  • Housing and financial hardship.
  • Dawn is Distributor for the Avery Hill and Bexley Food bank providing emergency food for families in crisis.

Please contact Dawn for more information. Remember that talking to someone you trust can help you solve problems and make you feel that you are not on your own.


Orchard Primary School regularly holds courses/ workshops in a variety of subjects for parents/carers provided by the Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning team.
These can include helping you support your child’s learning in different subjects.
The workshops are fun and relaxed. It is a chance to meet up with other parent/carers too.

Please check the school website and look out for flyers in your child’s book bag.
If you have any questions or ideas on workshops that you and other parents may find useful please contact Dawn and discuss these with her.

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Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
Tel: 0208 300 4878         E-mail: admin@orchard.bexley.sch.uk