Nurture groups and parental engagement Free article: How to improve parental engagement Landmark ruling on the Isle of Wight case: An opinion Free article: Children, school and part-time work Free article: Employability skills and Ofsted Free article: A-Z of codes - Applying the codes in practice Free article: The common inspection framework Personal development, behaviour and welfare A-Z of Codes 5: Codes M, N, O, P and R Free article: Infection control in schools Free article: Prosecution or penalty notice: Which is the correct response? Free article: Managing difficult conversations Free article: Parental engagement: working with hard-to-reach families Free article: A-Z of codes 1: marks for 'present' Free article: The use of penalty notices: the pros and cons Free article: Incentivising attendance - what really works Free article: Practical tips for transforming lateness into punctuality Free article: Best practice case study: Waldegrave School

Nurture groups and parental engagement

Nurture groups are a multi-dimensional group intervention with a whole-school focus, and running them successfully depends on a wide array of different factors. In thisarticle exploring nurture groups, Batul Al-Khatib…

Free article: How to improve parental engagement

Parental engagement remains an area for improvement for most schools. Matt Bromley explores how to do it well.

Landmark ruling on the Isle of Wight case: An opinion

Ben Whitney gives his take on the recent Supreme Court ruling.

Free article: Children, school and part-time work

Ben Whitney enters the debate on the role of children in the workplace and discusses what help and regulation should exist to support them.

Free article: Employability skills and Ofsted

Under the new inspection framework, schools will be inspected on pupils' economic well-being – and that includes attendance rates. 

Free article: A-Z of codes - Applying the codes in practice

To conclude this series of reference guides, Ben Whitney reflects on some of the issues it has raised, both in correspondence and through questions by participants at Forum attendance conferences.

Free article: The common inspection framework Personal development, behaviour and welfare

A new common inspection framework is now in effect, and pupil attendance can be reviewed in terms of personal development, behaviour and welfare.

A-Z of Codes 5: Codes M, N, O, P and R

Continuing his series of handy reference guides, Ben Whitney explores each of the recommended Codes in detail, including:

Free article: Infection control in schools

Infections that cause diarrhoea, vomiting, common colds and flu are responsible for the loss of thousands of school days each year. Martin Hodgson gives guidance on what you need to…

Free article: Prosecution or penalty notice: Which is the correct response?

Ben Whitney looks at the circumstances that might dictate how schools and local authorities respond to cases of persistent absence.

Free article: Managing difficult conversations

Some conversations -whether with pupils, their parents or colleagues - are always going to be uncomfortable. In this article, Louise Wingrove looks at managing difficult subjects with care and confidence.

Free article: Parental engagement: working with hard-to-reach families

In this article, Professor Ken Reid explores some of the many options for families to play a larger part in school life, with potential benefits for both the children and…

Free article: A-Z of codes 1: marks for 'present'

In this series of handy reference guides, Ben Whitney explores each of the recommended Codes in detail.

Free article: The use of penalty notices: the pros and cons

Professor Ken Reid examines the use of penalty notices (PNs) since the Children Act 2006, including some discussion on recent developments in Wales and the issue of regional variations in…

Free article: Incentivising attendance - what really works

David Birch outlines the importance of reward systems as a means of improving attendance in schools. Read on to find out about the merits of commercial schemes and the essential…

Free article: Practical tips for transforming lateness into punctuality

Steve Baker provides some practical advice on how to tackle persistent lateness and develop school-wide policies to encourage, develop and maintain punctuality.

Free article: Best practice case study: Waldegrave School

Our reporter Helen Clark finds out how one outstanding school has just achieved its best-ever attendance figures.

The latest content - July 2017

Published: Monday, 05 June 2017

Attendance Matters Issue 14 is now online! Premium Plus subscribers can access all of the articles, toolkits and back issues as well as exclusive content.

 Articles

The established attendance officer: Continuing best practice

Where now for term-time holidays?

Working with schools to support young carers

Is it time to ditch study leave?

Practical approaches to parental engagement

Attendance law: The Children Act 1989

The truth about autism and school attendance

Enforcing attendance: When the courts get involved

Q&As

Q. A parent has asked for a whole term’s leave while the family goes on an extended tour of Europe. What mark should we use?

Q. When can a pupil be dual registered? What does it mean and how do we mark the register?

Q. We have several young people aged 17 in our sixth form who are still doing GCSEs to catch up. Is their attendance compulsory because they’re still effectively in Year 11?

Q. When a child and family go missing, can we backdate their off-registration to when they last attended or do we have to carry the absences permanently?

Premium Plus Articles

The NICE guide to soft signs of abuse

Improving mental health for your students

Toolkits

Checklist – Continuing best practice

Form – Deep clean your codes

Handout – Legal action to support school attendance

Form – Record sheet for a pupil whose parents are at high risk of prosecution for their child’s non-attendance at school

Form – Action plan to support school attendance for pupils with autism

Form – Intervention programme questionnaires

Handout – PHSE (Secondary): Session outline for pupils on the subject of young carers

Form – Questionnaire for young carers

Form – Questionnaire for young carers: Scoring MACA-YC18

Handout – Supporting children who are carers of a parent with a mental illness

Premium Plus Toolkits

Worked example – Improving behaviour: School routines

Worked example – Mental health: Success factors when working with other services

Worked example – Designing a mental health peer support scheme

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