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 - September 2016

Published: Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Attendance Matters Issue 11 is now online! Premium Plus subscribers can access all of the articles, toolkits and back issues as well as exclusive content.

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Articles

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

Operation Encompass

Improving standards through attendance

Penalty fines and authorised absence: The continuing story

Refining strategies through evidence

Safeguarding- Everyone's responsibility

Schools and local authorities: Working together on attendance

Supporting pupils with medical needs

Q & As

Q. We’ve been given a medical appointment card by a parent that we think is bogus. Do we still have to authorise the absence? 

Q. I‘m confused about our school’s attendance figures in the league tables. They all seem to be measuring different things. Which is the one that really matters?

Q. Do we still need to keep any paper copies of the registers now that everything is held on computer?

Q. I’ve been told by my local authority that I can’t class a student as present because they are following a special programme that means they only come in when the others have gone home. They have to be counted as persistent absences. Is this true?

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Safeguarding children: the key changes

Clarifying safeguarding changes: How to train your staff

Toolkits

Checklist - Operation Encompass key adult responsibilities

Checklist - Planning a policy to support pupils with medical conditions

Checklist - Whole school approach to dealing with domestic abuse: tertiary prevention

Flowchart - Model process for developing individual healthcare plans

Form - Creating a plan for teachers and teaching assistants to improve student learning

Form - Pupil view questionnaire

Form - Whole school learning improvement plan

Handout - How to implement individual education healthcare plans

Handout on domestic abuse for staff

Handout - The main changes in safeguarding guidance

Worked example - Creating a plan for teachers and teaching assistants to improve student learning

Worked example - Whole school learning improvement plan

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Worked example – Checklist for your child protection policy

Handout – Training schedule for keeping children safe in education

Questionnaire – Evaluation of staff understanding of ‘Keeping children safe in education’ guidance

 

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