Several schools share their approaches to increase attendance levels amongst their pupils, with a focus on the transition between classes, year groups, and support when moving to a new school.
Janice Allen is the Headteacher at Falinge Park High School, here she discusses how they work closely with a number of local charities to support the school’s drive to improve attendance.
"We take pride in building strong relationships with our students and our families. The concerted effort by all our staff to ensure that these relationships are maintained is the heart of our approach to attendance."
In this blog, principal Andria Singlehurst shares how her school has supported pupils and their families to maintain good levels of attendance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
College leaders Rebecca and Kimberley talk us through the activities and support they put in place over summer to support students transitioning to further education, which resulted in strong attendance rates throughout the autumn term.
Louisa Munton, headteacher of Shirehampton Primary School, shares how her school have reduced persistent absences by introducing a new way of communicating with parents.
Matt Rooney is the Principal of St Giles School in Retford. In this blog, he shares how his staff are working together and with parents/carers, local authorities and agencies to keep supporting their students in the face of increased staff absences.
Schools across the country have developed a range of approaches to support regular attendance amongst their pupils and drive down rates of persistent absence. In this blog post, schools who have had success in increasing attendance rates share what works for them.