Webinar Duration: 46 minutes (approx.)
This webinar will provide headteachers, senior leaders, governors and teachers with advice and practical guidance on developing a whole school attendance strategy which prioritises pupils’ safety and wellbeing, aligned with the DfE’s Improving school attendance: advice for schools and local authorities.
The overall pupil absence rate has increased in recent years, even when Covid-related absence is excluded. The government has established an attendance alliance to tackle the underlying causes of pupil absence, including anxiety and other mental health issues which have undoubtedly been exacerbated by the pandemic, so that all pupils can access the same education opportunities.
In this webinar, Sabrina Townsend, director of standards and senior school leader, will explain the government guidance in terms of underlying principles and actions schools can take to improve attendance, and how it can form the basis of a pupil-focused approach to attendance and persistent absence.