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

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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Increase in Exclusions

By One Education on

The BBC has this week reported on the increase in exclusions across the country, based on DfE figures updated in July. In some areas the increase is over 300%, but what is the story behind the figures?

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Term Time Holiday Debate Rumbles On

By One Education on

The term time holiday debate continues. The high profile court judgement in May, followed by a petition of around 200,000 signatures, and a pending appeal, means this issue is not going away.

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