Reducing Persistent Absence 

The Persistent Absence threshold  is 90% - and the way Government collects and collates your PA data impacts your absence figures.  How you identify, monitor, track, collate and analyse your data therefore, will be reflected in Government statistics for your school.   Working effectively with both students and parents to effect change is only possible  if you know your data! 

Course duration: half-day

Suitable for:  SLT Lead, Attendance Managers and staff with responsibility for pupil attendance

Learning Outcomes:

The course is intended to help delegates:

  • To use the census thresholds to identify persistent absence at an early stage

  • To confidently analyse data to inform action planning

  • To identify pupils at risk of becoming or who are already PA

  • To work effectively with parents to improve attendance where there is PA or high levels of authorised illness absence

Previous course comments:

“An excellent session - linked perfectly with safeguarding.” Jane Glendenning, DSL, King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls, Birmingham.

“Great delivery by knowledgeable professional.” Clare Berry, Deputy Head, King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls, Birmingham.

“Loved the case study. Will use at school for training.” Dee Tuohy, Family Support Worker, Corpus Christi School, Birmingham.

This course is accredited by the Continuing Professional Development Standards Office.

This course is accredited by the Continuing Professional Development Standards Office.