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Attendance Management In Schools

All schools have a continuing responsibility to proactively manage and improve pupil attendance. Attendance is the essential foundation to positive outcomes for all pupils and should therefore be seen as everyone’s responsibility in school to be involved in improving attendance.

The most effective schools consistently promote the benefits of good attendance at school, set high expectations for every pupil, communicate those expectations clearly and consistently to pupils and parents, systematically analyse their data to identify patterns to target their improvement efforts, and work effectively with the local authority and other local partners to overcome barriers to attendance.

The aim of our Attendance Management in Schools CPD course is to incorporate good practice that has been gain and to facilitate a professional connection with the educational establishments to provide guidance, training, and consultancy in best practice to improve pupil attendance.

The ‘Attendance Management in Schools’ CPD course aims to share effective systems, processes, resources, as well as how to tackle high absences, persistent absentees, and how to support others to implement key changes in their practices, to discuss and share challenges to drive improvement, making effective use of data, working with the local authority, and importantly ensuring all pupils are achieving to their potential reducing absences in schools.

‘Attendance Management in Schools’ is to promote a culture of excellent attendance, to be consistent in securing high levels of pupil attendance, identifying key challenges, and working together to remove those barriers with the parent/carer and pupil.

Attendance is everyone’s business therefore this course has been designed for anyone in the education sector to provide them with an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding in attendance management.

Those with some knowledge of school attendance would benefit from taking the ‘Attendance Management in Schools’ CPD course.

Our course will enable all staff responsible for attendance to be trained to the high professional standard required by Government.

The CPD course will also assist those involved in attendance management in schools to prepare for OFSTED inspections.

All the modules Swift Edification have developed for our ‘Attendance Management in Schools’ CPD course follows all the Government’s guidelines and therefore fits chronologically into the work carried out by Attendance Officers. The modules also mirror all the learning objectives as stated and cover all elements within the content.

Our resources have been developed specifically for this CPD course and have been approved and quality assured by the Education Welfare Service (EWS) who have deemed them of being to a very high standard and will assist those involved in the attendance and fixed penalty process (including civil actions and or prosecutions).

Learning Objectives

• Understand the expectations of schools, academy trusts & LA’s.
• Demonstrate how to identify and deal with persistent / severe absences
• Understand the meaning of CME and dealing with CME
• Understand how to analyse attendance data & different groups / cohorts.
• Demonstrate how to identify and deal with persistent / severe absences.
• Demonstrate early intervention and identifying pupils at risk of PA
• Demonstrate how to maintain records and construct letters
• Understand how to build strong relationships with families.
• Explain what local authority intervention means.
• Understand the fixed penalty system.
• Understand your roles and responsibilities for OFSTED inspections
• Promoting good attendance across schools & incentives

Course Modules

Legislation & Policy
Importance Of School Attendance
Admissions & Attendance Registers
Children Missing Education
Analysing Data
Persistent & Severe Absentees
Early Intervention & Constructing Letters
Dealing With Families
Local Authorities & Legal Intervention
Preparing For OFSTED Inspections

Who should take this course? Members of staff in schools who have responsibilities for attendance management and those with some knowledge of school attendance would benefit from taking the ‘Attendance Management in Schools’ CPD course.

Course Delivery – 2 days  
Face to Face Cost – £299.00
Online Cost – £275.00

This course is offered with CPD Accreditation and all learners will be issued with certificates upon completion of all modules and post course assignment

For further information on our courses please submit an enquiry form which can be found on our contact page or alternatively call us.