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Keeping children safe: Implications for attendance

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The new ‘Keeping children safe in education’ guidance is an important document for all school staff to be aware of. In this article, John Viner looks more closely at the role of the attendance officer, particularly when it comes to more vulnerable students.

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Supporting transgender students

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Many schools now have students who identify with the opposite sex that they were assigned at birth. Sam Garner gives a brief overview of what schools can do to support students.

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Safeguarding SEN pupils

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Children and young people with SEN may need extra help and provision to help them understand the rules around safeguarding in school. In this article, Suzanne O’Connell describes the policies and plans that settings should have in place.

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Supporting the children of offenders

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Children who have a parent in prison are a hidden group. The experience can have a profound effect with many implications that schools may not be aware of. In this article, Neera Sharma, policy adviser at Barnardo’s, provides some ideas that schools can implement.

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ASD, anxiety and attendance

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Having autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can make school a challenging place to be. In some cases this impacts on attendance, with pupils preferring not to come to school at all. Natalie Packer explains what the condition is and the support schools can provide.

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