Attendance

The One Editorial attendance blog brings you up to date information and guidance, authored by sector experts.

Attendance Blog

The barriers to school attendance are complex, with poor attendance often linked to the emotional wellbeing and health of a child, challenging family circumstances or safeguarding concerns.

The One Editorial attendance blog brings you current knowledge and advice from our education professionals.

Attendance

A fresh start: The new school year

By Carrie-Ann Varey on

The start of the new academic year can be an exciting time for pupils and school staff, with a summer’s worth of adventures to talk about and a year of learning to look forward to.

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Attendance Statistical Release

By Hayley Smith on

On 23 March 2017, the Department for Education published their statistical first release of pupil absence in schools in England 2015/2016. The report highlights that overall absence, across state-funded primary schools, secondary and special schools, has remained the same at 4.6% and has stayed at this level since 2013/14.

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Year 11 Study Leave

By Carrie-Ann Varey on

The summer term is approaching, and with it comes GCSEs, leavers’ proms, hay fever and the age old question of study leave. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to ensure you can offer students what they need at this time.

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Pupil Attendance at Christmas

By Guest Writer on

The Christmas period can be a time of year when our most vulnerable pupils slip through the net, absent children get lost in the crowds and additional pressures on school staff make it more difficult to keep up with demands.

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Trends in Pupil Absence Rates

By Guest Writer on

The DfE released the first statistical data for 2015/16 school attendance in England. Although this should be treated with caution, as it does not include the summer term data, the headline statistics identify a pattern of continued improvement in school attendance both in the primary and secondary phases.

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Achieving Improved Attendance

By Guest Writer on

All too often it becomes a fall-back position for schools to write home about escalating concerns regarding attendance. Take a minute to question how this fosters positive engagement between parents and school, or how it empowers a family to break the cycle of persistent absenteeism and establish a good pattern of attendance?

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