Richard Steward provides a checklist of culture, policy and resource requirements and considers the broader implications.
Tony Powell gives advice on what schools may be asked about attendance during an Ofsted inspection.
Victoria Franklin covers the legal position and statutory and non-statutory guidance on personalised learning.
Michelle Moore provides some advice and a case study on how schools might help.
Sue Cowley identifies some ways of providing the link between old and new settings and considers elective home education
Victoria Franklin interviews an attendance officer and an SBM to find out how they’ve made their relationship work and improved attendance in
Alex Colclough provides insight into higher absence rates for the FSM group and considers what schools might do to help.
Matt Bromley highlights the importance of the attendance policy and personalisation as key steps to working with the school community.
Q. I am new to the post of attendance officer in a large secondary school. I feel like a considerable amount of my time is spent trying to keep the registers accurate due to the large volume of unmarked registers and/or missing marks. What can I do to improve the register marking in my school?
Q. On the advice of Public Health England, we recently had to close the school for two days for a deep clean following an outbreak of Norovirus. During the period before and after the school closure, attendance was poor due to the number of children who were absent due to illness. How do we evidence this when reporting to the governors?
Anne Castle talks about the principles of emotional intelligence (otherwise known as ‘emotional quotient or ‘EQ’) and how you can develop EQ skills to help you at work.
Steve Burnage looks at effective interventions to support children with mental health issues.