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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
Schools

Just 1 in 20 severely absent pupils get five good GCSEs, study shows

But those whose absence improves in year 11 go on to get better grades than those who stay away

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Attendance

Almost 1 in 10 secondary pupils off as sickness absence rises

The proportion of pupils missing school because of illness has doubled in two weeks

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Attendance

Attendance: Ministers plan local absence ‘action alliances’

DfE also meeting health leaders to discuss better data-sharing between departments

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Attendance

Attendance: MPs want mental health absence code and CAMHS review

Schools should also be compelled to use the daily attendance data collection to 'turn the tide on absence', says...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Attendance

‘I don’t really care anymore’: Parent apathy on attendance laid bare

Report exposes 'fundamental breakdown in the relationship between schools and parents'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

How attendance hubs are tackling soaring absences

Leaders are going beyond the school gates in their push to get children back in the classroom

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Attendance gap widens as poorer pupils fall behind

Government data shows alarming absence rates are not improving

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth