Education Welfare

Dedicated to improving attendance in educational settings by putting children at the heart of everything we do.

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Our mission

We believe that by working together we can ensure your pupils attend regularly. Our team is expert in making a difference.

Making an impact

Children have a right to education and we have tried and tested approaches to improve attendance. We can provide a tailored service for all educational settings to help support vulnerable children.

Their safety matters

We believe that children should feel safe, secure and protected. Our training keeps senior leaders and safeguarding coordinators up to date with the latest requirements. 

Working in partnership

Tackling underachievement by working closely with families, carers and children to understand their unique circumstances and overcome barriers to learning.

Early intervention

We can assist you with early help assessments and in developing a whole school approach to attendance.

Our bespoke training on attendance issues will enable you to see a lasting impact.

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020 8241 5460

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What people say about us

Chris Roberts, Commissioning & Quality Assurance Officer
Croydon Council

"We commissioned Octavo to provide EWS support for pupils in commissioned education provision. Since then I have been pleased with the enthusiasm, initiative and energy they have bought to the work and they’ve not been phased by the complexity of some of cases they’ve dealt with."

Susan Connelley (Attendance Officer)
Winterbourne Nursery & Infant School

"Working alongside our EWC has given the school a clearer structure on how to focus on targeting attendance. Using SIMs reports in our weekly meetings with the EWC, Family Support Worker and Attendance Officer, and agreeing action plans has improved our overall attendance figures. We are very happy with our EWC - School Link."

Ann Peters (Senior Assistant Headteacher)
Purley Oaks Primary

"The Education Welfare Service we are receiving from Octavo is outstanding. Our scheduled visits are not only supportive to us but to our parents as well. It is a relief to know that we are working with someone who understands the needs of our families as well as we do."