The Role of the Educational Welfare Officer
The EWO is a key role in ensuring the safety of our students through driving attendance improvements. The welfare aspect of the role is of significant importance and the relationships born form high level pastoral support of students and their families is of the upmost importance to the school.
The EWO role examines so many areas that cross into other aspects of the school pastoral systems but ultimately the role is to challenge attendance and provide support to all stakeholders that leads to the desired improvement. In addition, the quality assurance of schools systems allows our EWO to challenge Senior Leadership in their approach to student attendance and safeguarding.
At Millbrook, the role of our EWO considers all of the above statements and also includes the following:
- A solid understanding of the student/family for all of our learners RAG rated as Amber
- Full Engagement with all students highlighted as Red
- Oversee school actions and become involved in processes once a SAL 2 letter has been sent out to families
- Actively engage and work alongside external agencies to support all stakeholders
- To attend the attendance concern meetings (ACM) to support families and leadership of the school to discover most appropriate options that lead to attendance improvements