A new report by Ofsted looks at different aspects of pupil attendance and how schools tackle the current challenges they face.
A new report by Ofsted finds that schools that improve pupil attendance from a low baseline, maintain high levels of attendance and minimise persistent absence adopt similar strategies that can best be summarised as ‘listen, understand, empathise and support – but do not tolerate’.
The report, ‘Securing good attendance and tackling persistent absence’, published today, looks at different aspects of pupil attendance and how schools tackle the current challenges they face. It finds that schools that have typically tackled absence well in the past are continuing to do so now. Leaders are showing the same persistence and conveying the same high expectations. And they continue to think about what action, if any, they need to take to remove barriers to pupils’ attendance.