The Attendance and Pupil Welfare Service works with schools, parents and carers, pupils and other agencies to reduce unnecessary absences from school.
The majority of pupils attend school regularly and find it an enjoyable experience. However, some pupils do have some attendance difficulties for many different reasons. Parents and carers may be aware of this, but they do not know who to contact for help and advice.
In the first instance it is always the best policy to talk to your child’s school. Good communication between parents & carers and schools will help to identify and address any issues and needs that are crucial to ensuring good attendance in the future.
The responsibilities of the Attendance & Pupil Welfare Service are to:
Ensure children in Doncaster receive a full-time education suitable to their age, ability and aptitude, and to any special educational needs, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.
The service will ensure children attend school regularly by promotion, casework, initiatives and where necessary legal interventions. See links below:
Identify Children Missing Education and work with schools to re-engage these children with suitable education. See link below:
Fulfill Doncaster Council's statutory responsibilities in relation to Children in Entertainment and Employment. See links below:
Provide advice and support to home educating families. See link below:
You can contact the Attendance and Pupil Welfare Service by:
- Email: APWS@doncaster.gov.uk
- Tel: 01302 736504