Want to improve attendance and reduce persistent absence?
It is essential that all children and young people registered for education at school, attend regularly and on time and that they access all of the opportunities that education offers.
Children and young people who do not attend school regularly are at risk from a whole range of factors that may lead to poor outcomes, including low attainment and social exclusion. The link between irregular/non-school attendance and poor academic achievement and limited or impoverished life outcomes has been well established.
Children and young people come from diverse backgrounds and a range of life experiences. Most attend school regularly and on time, and leave school well equipped for further education and employment, able to contribute significantly to society.
However, where help is needed, the Attendance Support Team (AST) will work with schools to improve attendance and reduce persistent absence.
We have the Local Authority delegated responsibility to manage all legal interventions relating to school attendance which includes issuing all Penalty Notices. In addition we collect data as required by OFSTED on children who are out of school, missing education or subject to a modified timetable. The Child Employment Officer also sits within the team although this intervention is statutory.
AST offer a Traded Education Welfare Officer to support schools & academies with their attendance systems and processes to improve school attendance, and reduce persistent absence.
We can also provide sample policies to schools for attendance and Children Not Receiving Education (CNRE), Children Missing Education (CME), Children Out Of School (COOS) and Modified Timetables (MTT).
Charges are dependent on the level of support required – quotations can be provided on request.Get a quote