Attendance

Butlin’s accused of ‘undermining’ school absence fight

Holiday firm offers four-night 'showtime term-time midweek breaks'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Attendance

Boosting attendance of ‘odd day’ absentees the ‘big prize’, says minister

The inside story of the government's latest drive to cut absences

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Attendance

£2.3m absence mentoring pilot reaches just half of target

And just half of those reached achieved improved attendance

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Attendance

Absence fines: 1 in 5 pupils could fall below threshold

Around 1.7m children could now face fines, analysis finds, with 40 per cent of disadvantaged year 10 pupils below...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Attendance

Don’t give pupils time off for protests, new school guidance says

Clarity comes after Gillian Keegan said 'missing school for activism is unacceptable'

John Dickens
John Dickens
Schools

Can online schools solve the post-Covid attendance crisis?

In total, 22.3 per cent of pupils missed more than one in 10 sessions in the last academic year,...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Attendance

18 new attendance hubs to help 2,000 schools cut absence

DfE also confirms £15m rollout of attendance mentor scheme and new parent marketing campaign

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Schools

DfE’s using ‘influencers’ to boost school attendance

The Department for Education also revealed in its response to MPs that the attendance data collection will become mandatory...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Attendance

£15m plans revealed to ramp up attendance-boosting mentoring pilot

Government launches search for firms to expand project into 10 investment areas and help 3,600 pupils a year

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson