Ms Watts | Education Welfare Officer
Johanne Watts is our Education Welfare Officer (EWO) at Mayflower Community Academy.
Ms Watts has joined the Learning Academies Trust to work with families and support them to ensure that children’s attendance is as high as it can be. Any fines or court cases will still be handled by the Local Authority.
Attendance to school is so important for children's learning and their social experiences at school. Every child's attendance should be 95% or more. If a child's attendance falls below 90% (this equates to 4 weeks absent from school over the course of the school year), it is Jo's responsibility to make contact with parents or to conduct a welfare check based on her assessment of the referral from the school. Jo will make a plan with the attendance team at school to get the child to return to education as a matter of priority.
If you would like to know more or arrange to meet with the school or Ms Watts about attendance, please get in touch through the school office.