Following a period of absence, including suspension or exclusion, the ways that schools re-integrate and re-engage students in learning is vital for their future success. This new course will give senior pastoral leaders an understanding of the growing challenges around attendance that schools up and down the country are facing and how they can look to support students to thrive on their return.
The day will cover all elements of attendance, from missing out due to poor behaviour, spotting concerning patterns early, to supporting students who are ‘school refusers’, helping students with a successful return to school. Delegates will take away a wide range of practical tools and strategies, ideas for early interventions and interventions on their return to deal with these issues and to lead and support colleagues in each of these areas.
Much of the day will revolve around case studies taken from real life so that attendees end the day more confident in dealing with these, often difficult, cases. In the final session we will look at how to ensure that your attendance policy effectively supports what you are doing in practice.
Discussion based around case studies looking at:
This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.
Luke Ramsden is an award-winning senior deputy headmaster. In his time at St Benedict’s it has become a flagship school for safeguarding and pastoral care, with the happiness of every student at the heart of school life. Outside school he is an ISI inspector and also regularly talks at educational conferences. He is also Chair of the Independent Safeguarding Panel that advises The Safeguarding Company and Chair of Trustees for the School’s Consent Project. It is because of this work with a number of different organisations that he was awarded the NAPCE 2023 award for ‘Raising Awareness About Pastoral Care.’