Trust CEO Rob Tarn wants DfE funding so other schools can follow North Shore Academy's lead in launching attendance...
Schools to be told to modernise the way they collect and record attendance data as government plans absence crackdown
Thousands more teachers leaving the profession again as pandemic effect wears off, with vacancies at highest since 2010
A handful of councils alone have slashed more attendance staff than the DfE plans to recruit
The DfE has also published more prescriptive guidance for schools, trusts and councils on attendance policies
Despite overall Covid absences falling, the number of pupils missing school due to closures doubled to 34,000
New teachers will be able to progress to second-year induction even if they miss more than 30 days, with...
DfE seeks organisation to mentor pupils in disadvantaged areas as persistent absence remains high
Absences rose more than five-fold in first full year of the pandemic