Education Welfare Service

Our service

The team includes over 16 education welfare officers (EWOs), whose role is to ensure the regular school attendance, welfare and wellbeing of pupils, through assessment and home-school liaison, in order to achieve positive outcomes.

The service's management team includes a service manager, two area managers, two senior EWOs. Their responsibilities are included below.

Team members

Jane Allen

Service Manager, Pupil Inclusion, Attendance and Education Welfare

Call: 07817 624306
Email: janeallen@barnsley.gov.uk

Responsible for the management of all functions within the Education Welfare Service ensuring that all duties and responsibilities with regard to pupil absence, safeguarding, children missing education, elective home education, child employment and performance licensing are fully discharged.

Lead officer for the development of the council's strategy for promoting and raising attendance in schools across the borough and named attendance lead for the council.

Jake Miller

Area Manager Education Welfare Service (East)

Call: 07786 525749
Email: jakemiller@barnsley.gov.uk

Responsible for the management, supervision and operational performance of education welfare officers, In relation to statutory and non -statutory duties in order to ensure effective service delivery.

Responsible for ensuring that the team contributes towards improving outcomes for children and young people, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.

Responsible for sharing up-to-date good practice in line with national and local policy through the delivery of attendance and safeguarding training and for working with partner agencies as outlined in the traded service model.

Derek Vint

Call: 07875 308111
Email: DerekVint@barnsley.gov.uk  

Area manager, Education Welfare Service (west)

Responsible for the management, supervision and operational performance of Education Welfare Officers, In relation to statutory and non -statutory duties in order to ensure effective service delivery.

Responsible for ensuring that the team contributes towards improving outcomes for children and young people, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.

Responsible for sharing up-to-date good practice in line with national and local policy through the delivery of attendance and safeguarding training and for working with partner agencies as outlined in the traded service model.

Lynne Lynch

Senior Education Welfare Officer, Youth Offending Team

Call: 07786 525748
Email: lynnelynch@barnsley.gov.uk

Responsible for ongoing assessment and holistic support of vulnerable young people who are disengaged from learning opportunities, who face multiple barriers and are subject to Youth Offending Team interventions.

To provide the specialist link between the Youth Offending Team (YOT), the Education Welfare Service and schools within the borough.

Rosie Smith

Area Manager, Education Welfare Service

Call: 07702 338498
Email: roseismith@barnsley.gov.uk

Responsible for the management, supervision and operational performance of education welfare officers, In relation to statutory and non -statutory duties in order to ensure effective service delivery.

Responsible for ensuring that the team contributes towards improving outcomes for children and young people, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.

Responsible for sharing up-to-date good practice in line with national and local policy through the delivery of attendance and safeguarding training and for working with partner agencies as outlined in the traded service model.

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