Nurture groups and parental engagement Free article: How to improve parental engagement Landmark ruling on the Isle of Wight case: An opinion Free article: Children, school and part-time work Free article: Employability skills and Ofsted Free article: A-Z of codes - Applying the codes in practice Free article: The common inspection framework Personal development, behaviour and welfare A-Z of Codes 5: Codes M, N, O, P and R Free article: Infection control in schools Free article: Prosecution or penalty notice: Which is the correct response? Free article: Managing difficult conversations Free article: Parental engagement: working with hard-to-reach families Free article: A-Z of codes 1: marks for 'present' Free article: The use of penalty notices: the pros and cons Free article: Incentivising attendance - what really works Free article: Practical tips for transforming lateness into punctuality Free article: Best practice case study: Waldegrave School

Nurture groups and parental engagement

Nurture groups are a multi-dimensional group intervention with a whole-school focus, and running them successfully depends on a wide array of different factors. In thisarticle exploring nurture groups, Batul Al-Khatib…

Free article: How to improve parental engagement

Parental engagement remains an area for improvement for most schools. Matt Bromley explores how to do it well.

Landmark ruling on the Isle of Wight case: An opinion

Ben Whitney gives his take on the recent Supreme Court ruling.

Free article: Children, school and part-time work

Ben Whitney enters the debate on the role of children in the workplace and discusses what help and regulation should exist to support them.

Free article: Employability skills and Ofsted

Under the new inspection framework, schools will be inspected on pupils' economic well-being – and that includes attendance rates. 

Free article: A-Z of codes - Applying the codes in practice

To conclude this series of reference guides, Ben Whitney reflects on some of the issues it has raised, both in correspondence and through questions by participants at Forum attendance conferences.

Free article: The common inspection framework Personal development, behaviour and welfare

A new common inspection framework is now in effect, and pupil attendance can be reviewed in terms of personal development, behaviour and welfare.

A-Z of Codes 5: Codes M, N, O, P and R

Continuing his series of handy reference guides, Ben Whitney explores each of the recommended Codes in detail, including:

Free article: Infection control in schools

Infections that cause diarrhoea, vomiting, common colds and flu are responsible for the loss of thousands of school days each year. Martin Hodgson gives guidance on what you need to…

Free article: Prosecution or penalty notice: Which is the correct response?

Ben Whitney looks at the circumstances that might dictate how schools and local authorities respond to cases of persistent absence.

Free article: Managing difficult conversations

Some conversations -whether with pupils, their parents or colleagues - are always going to be uncomfortable. In this article, Louise Wingrove looks at managing difficult subjects with care and confidence.

Free article: Parental engagement: working with hard-to-reach families

In this article, Professor Ken Reid explores some of the many options for families to play a larger part in school life, with potential benefits for both the children and…

Free article: A-Z of codes 1: marks for 'present'

In this series of handy reference guides, Ben Whitney explores each of the recommended Codes in detail.

Free article: The use of penalty notices: the pros and cons

Professor Ken Reid examines the use of penalty notices (PNs) since the Children Act 2006, including some discussion on recent developments in Wales and the issue of regional variations in…

Free article: Incentivising attendance - what really works

David Birch outlines the importance of reward systems as a means of improving attendance in schools. Read on to find out about the merits of commercial schemes and the essential…

Free article: Practical tips for transforming lateness into punctuality

Steve Baker provides some practical advice on how to tackle persistent lateness and develop school-wide policies to encourage, develop and maintain punctuality.

Free article: Best practice case study: Waldegrave School

Our reporter Helen Clark finds out how one outstanding school has just achieved its best-ever attendance figures.

The latest content - July 2016

Published: Thursday, 09 June 2016
Attendance Matters Issue 10 is now online! Premium Plus subscribers can access all of the articles, toolkits and back issues as well as exclusive content.
 

Articles

Making attendance a priority

Why home education needs tighter regulation

The case for home-educated children

Term-time holidays: A more pragmatic approach?

Attendance law: Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006

Preventing the exclusion of pupils with SEND

Engaging disaffected parents

Excellence and wellbeing everywhere 

Q&A's

Q. Can we take a child off roll and then put them back on again, instead of treating their temporary absence overseas as a ‘holiday’?

Q. We have a young carer in our school who sometimes needs time off to look after his mother. Do these sessions have to be recorded as absences?

Q. We have a child on our roll who hasn’t attended for over five months. The local authority knows about them and social care are involved. Can we remove them from the admission register?

Q. When can we use the Y code?

Premium Plus Articles

Performance of most able students in non-selective secondary schools

Evaluating provision for more able students

Toolkits

Handout – Presentation on the importance of punctuality

Handout – Presentation on the importance of attendance and attainment

Handout – Presentation on attendance procedures

Handout – Presentation on the consequences of extended leave

Letter – Attendance panel meeting invitation

Letter – Acknowledgement of attendance at meeting

Form – Attendance survey

Form – Attendance agreement

Letter – Notice of placement on attendance report

Form – Attendance report

Worked example – Attendance statistics summary

Handout – Home education legislation and its implications

Handout – Coming to a decision about term-time absence

Flowchart – Action for schools/governors on term-time absence requests

Checklist – Evaulating action to avoid exclusion

Checklist – Exclusion procedures 

Premium Plus toolkits

Letter – Home visit to discuss attendance

Form – Student attendance improvement certificate

Form – Attendance statistics summary

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