5 ways to improve poor attendance rates

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Recent attendance rates within schools have been very poor due to several factors. What can be done to improve levels and how can certain students be supported?

According to the recent Schools White Paper published in March that discussed attendance rates:

“children who had no absence during the two years of GCSE study were almost twice as likely to achieve five or more than those who missed 10-15% of lessons.”

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Truancy rates in schools – can EdTech assist?

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Truancy rates and absenteeism are being scrutinised by the government following a new bill. Are schools ready for this, can they be supported and can EdTech assist?

Following the Queen’s speech, England’s schools will now be required to publish an attendance policy for their students aiming to crack down on absenteeism. Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi outlined his ambitions to improve schools:

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School attendance figures continue to fall

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School attendance around the UK has continued to fall as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on education.

The Education Policy Institute said that rising infection rates had created challenges for schools since they reopened, with hundreds of pupils and staff being sent home following outbreaks of the virus.

The rates are regionalised around the UK. Which areas have the highest rates of absence? This blog post explained.

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Covid-19: Have you had any children reluctant to return?

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EDBlog reported last month that there has been a significant decline in pupil attendance – amid fears there are children reluctant to return.

A report issued this week by Ofsted showed the effect of the pandemic on schools around the UK. Parent and pupil anxiety is said to have led to increased absence of pupils, while parents opting to home-school their students permanently had also increased.

What can be done if you have children reluctant to return? This blog post explains.

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Number of schools not fully open quadruples in a week

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The number of schools not fully open due to Covid-19 incidents has quadrupled in a week according to official figures.

The leader of the National Association of Head Teachers has said that the attendance figures should “ring alarm bells” for the Government.

Last week warnings were made that schools would “grind to a halt” unless testing improves. This blog post explains the latest.

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