There is currently a lot of focus on attendance through research and consultations. Joanne Sierzega highlights the key reports and considers how we can put their messages into practice.
Getting the most out of meetings
How are the meetings you attend managed and how could they be improved? Andrew Blench provides his suggestions.
Unmet SEND needs as a barrier to attendance
Laura Juniper offers insight into how unmet SEND needs might be causing non-attendance at school.
Attendance has proved hugely challenging for many schools, over the past couple of years. In this article Emma Meadus considers the lessons learned in lockdown and the government support that’s needed.
Steve Burnage looks at how addressing attendance can be built into a whole-school approach that recognises the difficulties families may be experiencing.
Employing an education welfare company: Experience, reputation and value for money
Now is a good time to reflect on what to consider when commissioning an education welfare service. Tracy McLennan offers her tips for securing the right service for you.
Preparing for the new school year
Victoria Franklin outlines the DfE’s plans for 2022–23 and provides some practical advice to get you off to the best start in September.
Yvonne Newbold MBE gives advice on how to support children with distressed behaviours.
Sarah Stokes explains how communication with parents can be improved through parent forum.
Q. Could you please advise on what procedures to follow for Year 12 pupils who are not attending their courses? We have two pupils in Year 12 who are feeling that they cannot complete the year. One has found work experience and an apprenticeship starting in October.