School Attendance and the Ofsted Framework.

The Ofsted Framework clearly reflects the emphasis and relevance of attendance not only on achievement, but more specifically around safeguarding in schools, academies, alternative provision and other educational establishments. 

Don't let attendance issues be the distraction from excellent Ofsted outcomes.    Attendance is a safeguarding issue and many schools have 'missed the mark' by not addressing attendance issues, thereby appearing to be lacking in their safeguarding strategies. 

This course will give you the information you need to be able to implement good practice and offer evidence of strategies that are in place to tackle this serious safeguarding concern. 

“As Lead for attendance, it was exactly what I needed” Deb Hunt, Deputy Head, Ham Dingle Primary, Dudley

“The whole course was clear and well presented. I will use a lot of the information from today” Vicki Didd, Attendance Officer, Trinity St Mary’s C of E Primary, Wandsworth

“Very well structured, fast-paced.” Linda Southerton, Vice Prinicipal, St Joseph’s Catholic School, Birmingham

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 understand Ofsted expectations with particular reference to attendance and safeguarding, under the new framework

  • To enable best preparation for the Ofsted inspection of attendance

  • To collate and evidence attendance data, statistics & strategies

  • To consider a model for developing a school attendance policy

A useful session: full of advice and guidance to all staff involved in Ofsted inspections.  Here's what some of our previous participants have said about the course:  

"Very informative, very helpful"................  

"Learned things I didn't know- sharing good practice with other schools was really valuable"

"Worthwhile attending"  

"Good refresher and really useful updates to help develop our policy and procedures"

This session is delivered in conjunction with 'Effective Strategies to Reduce Persistent Absence" , which takes place in the afternoon, at the same venue.

  • Lunch is provided for all attending the full day's training

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

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