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Carl Henry – Education and Welfare Advisor (Associate Consultant)
Carl has worked with schools, children and families for the past 30 years, including experience of working in residential care.
Carl started work as an Education Welfare Officer for Northampton County Council in 1988 giving him his wealth of experience working with parents and pupils from inner city schools and Academies in an effort to raise attendance levels by enforcing the relevant statutory action, including penalty notices and court prosecutions. Court outcomes for parents have included term of imprisonment, fines, conditional discharges and community services.
In 2008 Carl was employed directly by an Academy working as their designated welfare advisor supporting the needs of children, using a holistic and personal approach. As a result of his interventions the Academy's attendance levels rose by 2%.
Carl works independently to offer a more direct and personal service in relation to attendance/welfare concerns. Carl is particularly proud of his most recent success raising attendance levels in one school from below the national attendance to above the national attendance level in a short period of time. This was achieved through robust early intervention and by effective statutory action.