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Behaviour and attendance: To show how a strategically managed intervention can reduce absence

Future plans

  • Date: Mar 2005
  • Programme: Behaviour and Attendance (B&A)
  • Focus: To show how a strategically managed intervention can reduce absence
  • Number in series: 17
  • School name: John O’Gaunt Community Technology College
  • Phase: Secondary
  • Key stage: Key Stage 3
  • Local authority: West Berkshire
  • Free school meals (FSM): 3.7%

There are still concerns about holiday absences, however future plans are to continue the good practice by:

  • Training for staff, when required – supported by the behaviour and attendance toolkit: Unit 9 – Targeted assemblies – Raising profile of the link between attendance and attainment in assemblies.
  • Set up regular meetings between the Education Welfare Officer (EWO) Key Stage 3 manager/SENCO as well as head of year to ensure there is a holistic and strategic approach to attendance and attainment.
  • Academic Review Day – attendance to become part of conversation with every family.
  • EWO to produce package for all new staff to support Induction which will include guidance on codings, the importance of attending and accurate registration
  • Focus on lateness.
  • Continue with the review meetings but make them less frequent.
  • Review of attendance statistics on half-termly basis with senior leadership team (SLT) and monthly with head of year.