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Tackling Persistent and Severe Absence

Training dates throughout the year:

Mon, 16 Sep 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online
Mon, 2 Dec 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online

This half day masterclass has been designed to support schools with tackling persistent and severe absence. You’ll leave with a full understanding of your obligations as well as practical strategies that you can implement straight away.

“Where absence escalates and pupils miss 10% or more of school (equivalent to 1 day or more a fortnight across a full school year), schools and local authorities are expected to work together to put additional targeted support in place to remove any barriers to attendance and reengage these pupils.”

Working together to improve school attendance 2022

“Persistent absence impacts attainment and children’s safety, with 90% of young offenders persistently absent”

Opportunity for all – strong schools with great teachers for your child white paper 

Tackling Persistent and Severe absence is a top priority for the Government. Since the pandemic more evidence has come to light about the numbers of children who are persistently absent and, in many cases, severely absent, including those children not in school at all.

Schools cannot tackle this alone. In this half day work shop you will look at the expectations placed on schools, local authorities, governing bodies and academy trusts in the new guidance Working together to improve school attendance to support these children back into education.

Key Learning Objectives 
This course will enable you to:

  • Keep up to date with the changes to guidance relating to school attendance, as well as changes proposed for the future

  • Better understand persistent absence and how this links with attainment

  • Identify underlying factors that contribute to attendance problems

  • Use data to understand the absence problems facing your school

  • Understand the implications of the ‘Working together to improve school attendance’ guidance on persistent and severe absence

  • Familiarise yourself with proven best practice in tackling this wide-spread issue

Victoria Franklin is an Attendance Management Consultant working across all phases of education with a remit to raise whole school attendance. Victoria qualified from Bristol University as a social worker with a focus on education and has 30+ years of working in education settings including Local Authorities/Multi Academy Trusts and schools. Victoria has developed systems and procedures to help organisations become more effective in the management of attendance. (Including several Local Authorities holding authority wide specialist responsibility for school attendance improvement and data analysis.)

Facilitated by:

Victoria Franklin CQSW ILM

Attendance Management & Improvement Consultant and DFE Attendance Adviser
Bristol Hospital Education Service

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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