Attendance

10 Ways to Reintegrate Students into the Classroom

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Supporting a child with mental health or behavioural challenges can be a monumental task in itself. Reintegrating them back into mainstream education is another feat that needs a collaborative approach to implementing the right support possible for children.

Government guidance has highlighted:

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Battling anxiety and boosting school attendance

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Anxiety levels in children and young people have increased in recent years with many finding it challenging to attend mainstream education. What can we do to overcome these challenges to raise attendance and effectively support anxiety?

EDClass spoke to the director of Elemental Health, Ange McMillan to discuss anxiety and attendance challenges and how we can best overcome these barriers. Ange specialises in supporting children and young people who experience anxiety challenges and barriers to school attendance. She also works in collaboration with youth services to implement the best service possible to help.

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Raising attendance for those struggling with PDA

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Autism can present several challenges for both students and the school. This can also mean that attendance can be difficult to claw back for students, especially those who exhibit pathological demand avoidance (PDA). That’s why we must understand a child’s needs and find what will work best for them.

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How to support student challenges into GCSEs

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Student behaviour and attendance have seen a recent decline in the past few years, particularly after returning from the pandemic. Year 11 can be a time of turmoil for many students during their most important year in secondary school, but what if we could implement early intervention strategies to combat these challenges?

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Attendance and it’s shift in meaning

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Student attendance has recently been a prevalent issue in the education sector. Many factors have contributed to absenteeism, but both students and parents are questioning the authenticity of mandatory attendance in the school building.

“Parents in England no longer subscribe to the view that their children need to be in school full-time, according to new research which says there has been “a seismic shift” in attitudes to attendance since the pandemic.” – The Guardian

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How to support absenteeism through online learning

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Absent students may always present the education sector with a problem that will be difficult to solve, but we must do everything in our power to overcome certain barriers. Could one option be online learning? EDClass contacted the Department for Education to discuss absence rates and why we must keep up the momentum to improve standards.

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ADHD: Supporting students and raising attendance

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Students with ADHD challenges have presented tests for schools in terms of supporting absent students. How can we support these students and aid their personal development so they can feel prepared for adulthood?

According to statistics:

“Referrals to ADHD specialists rose by 226% between 2017 and 2022. #ADHD is now the seventh highest trending hashtag on TikTok, and medication to treat the condition is currently in very short supply across the world.”

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