Strategic Attendance Planning & Improvement

Course duration: Full day: 09:30 - 16:00

Suitable for:  Head teachers; SLT Attendance Leads; Attendance Managers with leadership responsibility for attendance.  This course would also benefit attendance support staff responsible for implementing attendance strategies.

This course is intended to help delegates:

  • To understand the attendance audit and action planning process

  • To identify and share best practice in managing pupil attendance 

  • To share examples from schools with attendance successes

  • To develop their school’s attendance strategy action plan

  • To identify the benefits of the whole school approach

  • To consider the roles of communication, curriculum and campaigns

  • To understand the importance of planning the whole school approach for the academic year

  • To look at resources and best practice ideas

Attendance is a complex issue!   The morning session offers an overview of the different strands involved and looks strategically at overall assessment of the present and how to take that forward in structured ways that can be monitored, reviewed and re-shaped for your school.  

The afternoon session follows up with practical ideas and suggestions for implementing your school attendance strategy.   Hints, tips and a hands-on workshop are all designed for those who have responsibility to promote and engage students, parents & carers with the ethos of good attendance and punctuality; embedding the processes within yearly school planning and monitoring outcomes & successes.

Here's what past participants have said:

"As strategic lead, the course helped enormously in providing an excellent overview"

"Good discussions around relevant topics"

"Provided appropriate challenge for moving forward in school"

"Extremely professional and knowledgeable"

Lunch is provided

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