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Glenfield Infant School

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Education Welfare Officer & Pupil & Family Support Officer

EDUCATION WELFARE OFFICER

Each half-term we have an attendance audit in school between the Headteacher, Pupil & Family Support Officer (Mrs Spake) and the Attendance Administrator (Mrs Oldbury). At this audit we look at the attendance of all pupils, but especially those whose attendance is under 90%. We try a number of strategies to improve attendance with those families, however, if there is no improvement we may make a referral to Mrs Cummings our Education Welfare Officer at Southampton City Council. If a referral is made there may be a number of interventions, which will involve the Education Welfare Office. The Education Welfare Office are also responsible for issuing fixed penalty notices at the request of the school.

 

PUPIL & FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICER

Mrs Spake is our newly appointed Pupil & Family Support Officer, she works Monday - Friday mornings in school.

Here she introduces herself and explains her role at Glenfield.

Hello, my name is Justine Spake and my role within school is Pupil and Parent Support. I will be working with both children and parents within school. I am able to support in several areas from helping children with attendance and emotional well- being so that they are able to access their learning fully, to helping parents with parenting support and referring if necessary, to services and support within the city. I am in school every day from 8.15am till midday and you can contact me through the school office. For families who may be experiencing financial difficulties I am able toissue food vouchers through Southampton city mission. Prior to joining Glenfield I worked in a large Primary School for sixteen years, working with families and vulnerable children. I look forward to meeting you all. Please get in touch if you need to.