One of the greatest challenges facing schools is how to improve school attendance not least because of
its critical importance for school inspections.
Therefore join our highly qualified and popular specialists introducing the National School Attendance
Conference to consider and discuss not only the nature and impact of these challenges but also to
provide some evidence on best practice and new approaches.
The Conference will present the latest research evidence on improving school attendance and discuss a
wide range of related issues such as safeguarding, disaffection, registration, inspection, penalty notices
and how to improve your school’s attendance all presented by experts and practitioners from
outstanding and best practice institutions. There will be ample opportunity for questions, discussion
This Conference is appropriate for a wide range of potential delegates including head teachers, deputies,
SLT and middle managers, staff with responsibility for school attendance within schools, attendance
officers, education welfare staff, education social workers, home-school relationship and liaison officers,
specialist classroom assistants, learning school mentors and all those with a professional interest in
improving school attendance.
The specialist inputs will feature contributions from well-known specialists in the field including
Professor Ken Reid OBE and Victoria Franklin.
£225 + VAT (Early bird)
£260 + VAT (Standard rate)
Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.
Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.
Key reasons to attend:
Consider the latest up-to-date situation and initiatives on improving attendance;
To discuss good practice in schools and relate existing practice to school inspection requirements;
Provide new thinking and a national position on managing and improving attendance within schools;
Provide evidence-based audit approaches for schools;
Consider the implications of the new Ofsted (England) and ESTYN (Wales) approaches towards school attendance in their
latest, newly-revised inspection framework to provide some ideas on how to meet their requirements.
In addition, the conference will:
Evaluate your school attendance practice and identify areas for development and consolidate good practice;
Examine the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact on educational achievement/school attendance;
Reference practical ways of understanding and addressing persistent absence;
Give delegates a resource book containing speaker presentations and additional toolkits.
Course LeaderProfessor Ken Reid OBE
Deputy & Assistant Headteachers
Education Welfare Officers
Heads of Year
Family Engagement Officers
implemented the suggested changes within my
school. The impact was amazing! I came again
because I knew the training would provide me with
the latest updates. Some of the most worthwhile
training on the market at present!”
resources will set us on the right path to implement
changes and move forward as a team!”
ever expected. Very informative throughout.”
my very demanding role.”
that will make a positive impact back in school."
I have attended in years! Very informative
and helpful moving forward!”
The trainer’s knowledge was sensational and I
feel I understand the political and legal context a lot
more. The workbook is the best resource I
have ever taken away from a course.”
This will certainly ensure attendance remains a