The capacity for education welfare support should be recognised either through support staff at the school or commissioning services. The local authority still provides education welfare support to schools on a commissioned basis if required.
Sometimes school attendance can be a cause for concern for individual schools because registration systems or policies are not reflected in practice, or individual role and responsibilities are not clear. Often this is only reflected as a result of an OfSTED inspection.
The capacity of strategic support for schools needs to be recognised and schools may wish to commission the local authority to provide this level of support.
Please contact the District Manager (Vicky Jeavons) on 01384 814317 for further information.