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Ofsted

School loses injunction bid to halt publication of ‘unfair’ Ofsted report

Thomas Telford School was downgraded from 'outstanding' after inspectors found suspensions were not recorded properly

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Extra-curricular

How a school’s new clubs are lifting attendance and wellbeing

In an education world dominated by academic results, a West Sussex school is bucking the trend and focusing on...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Attendance

Six policies to get ‘invisible’ looked-after children back to school

First collection of data from the children's commissioner shows nearly 1,500 children with social workers not in school

John Dickens
John Dickens
Schools

DfE names 9 more attendance hubs and expands mentoring

Ministers also seek views on 'missing' children as department publishes first data on home education and council enforcement

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

GPs should help ‘risk-averse’ parents send kids back to school, says Ofsted

In evidence to the Education Committee's persistent absence inquiry, Ofsted said GPs and pharmacies could help parents 'get the...

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Attendance

‘Sector-led’ attendance hubs to tackle school absence rates

Expansion of hubs programme follows a pilot which 'achieved significant reductions' in absence

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Almost 2 in 5 poorer pupils were persistently absent last year

Children eligible for free school meals were more than twice as likely to miss 10 per cent or more...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

More Ofsted scrutiny would ensure ‘razor-sharp’ attendance focus, de Souza says

MPs hear schools are misusing attendance codes to disguise managed moves, and well-off parents abuse holiday fines system

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Illness drives stubbornly high persistent absence

Around a quarter of pupils have missed 10 per cent or more sessions since September

Amy Walker
Amy Walker