Managing Student Attendance at Post-16

The Government is increasing the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training, requiring them to continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 from 2013 and until their 18th birthday from 2015.

“If you provide education or training for 16 and 17 year olds, there will be two duties that you will be required to meet.

 You must:

  • Promote good attendance of 16 and 17 year olds; and
  • Inform local authority support services if a young person (aged 16 or 17) has dropped out of learning. This is so the young person can be contacted swiftly and offered support to help them re-engage.”                                                                                               Facts for Post-16 providers,


 Suitable for: Post 16 providers; FE Colleges; 6th Form Colleges; Apprenticeship agencies

Course duration: half-day 

Learning Outcomes:

  • To introduce good practice in raising and maintaining student attendance

  • To begin to identify vulnerable students and explore a range of attendance interventions and support

  • To examine accountability and compliance in relation to Ofsted and RPA.

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