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Initial training for school-based attendance staff

The Education Welfare Service in Devon is offering a training opportunity to newly appointed, school-based colleagues working on attendance in schools and academies in the South West.

This training opportunity is in the form of two, 2-hour training sessions that will support colleagues to contextualise their work, whilst giving them time to consider and develop existing attendance practice in schools.  This will also help to develop confidence that will support their role and the valuable work that they do within your school.

Training Objectives

These two, 2-hour sessions have been developed as an introductory exploration of the key issues facing the Attendance Professional. Together, the two sessions will cover areas such as:

  • Attendance expectations
  • Accurate registration and coding
  • Data, calculations and reporting
  • Attendance and safeguarding
  • Pupil absence – reasons and harm
  • Challenge – policy and practice
  • Challenge – legal


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"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."