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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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My End Point Assessment with EDLounge

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I started my Business Admin Level 3 apprenticeship with EDLounge in October 2020. After nearly 18 months of my apprenticeship, I can now say that I have completed my apprenticeship with a PASS grade!

When conducting my End Point Assessment, I have received enormous support from the tutors at EDLounge. I felt confident I would pass as my tutor has gone through every stage of my Gateway and EPA in great detail. They ensured I understood what will be asked from me and answered any questions or worries I had at the time. The staff at EDLounge always made it clear that I can always contact them if I was struggling with my apprenticeship.

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Big class sizes – can EdTech help?

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Recent increases in class sizes have contributed to complications for students’ academic progression. What can be done to help both students and teachers, and can EdTech assist?

A recent article by The Guardian highlighted 9 in 10 teachers said that “bigger classes were harming pupils’ progress”. According to a poll of more than 3,000 teachers by the NASUWT teachers’ union:

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My Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship with EDLounge

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I am doing a Level 3 Junior Content Producer apprenticeship with EDLounge and I am working with EDClass, their sister company that takes on apprentices. I have been here since 15th February 2022 so not very long, but it will take me 18 months to complete my apprenticeship.

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My Business Admin Apprenticeship with EDlounge

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I have recently completed my level 3 Business Admin apprenticeship with EDLounge. I started working for EDClass in October 2020 and I have been here for just over a year. On average it takes 12 to 18 months to complete this apprenticeship, and I am extremely happy with how it was conducted and I am over the moon that I now have a qualification in Business Admin! 

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My Team Leader & Supervisor Apprenticeship with EDlounge

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My name is Amelia and I completed my Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship with EDLounge in January 2022. I started my apprenticeship in October 2020, therefore I was doing the apprenticeship for 16 months. I decided to start this apprenticeship as I wanted to upskill and become the manager of the School Account Managers team. It had been nearly 2 years since I completed my Business Administrator apprenticeship and I felt it was about time I started another.

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My Team Leader apprenticeship with EDLounge

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My name is Archie Dickens and I am currently on a Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor apprenticeship with EDLounge. I started this apprenticeship with EDLounge on the 4th of May 2021. I have a maximum of 18 months to complete the apprenticeship and I am making good progress towards my end point assessment.

I first started working for EDClass in 2017 when I took the decision to drop out of the sixth form as I realised that it wasn’t for me. I was never the most academic person within the school and I thought that getting myself into the world of work would be the best route to take.

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My Software Tester Apprenticeship with EDLounge

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The apprenticeship is done through EDLounge and work is done through EDClass. I had officially started the apprenticeship on the 31st of January though I have been with EDClass for a short period before, as the company very kindly offered a trial to ensure this position was the right one for me. I am expected to complete the apprenticeship within the next two years.

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