We all know that Attendance Officers have a large amount of responsibility, but with the expectation often being you’ll find your way through, support and training is not always readily available.
That’s why we’ve been successfully running the School Attendance Officer Certificate for many years. It’s extensive, CPD-accredited training that helps those responsible for improving attendance and punctuality, engaging with families and devising effective attendance strategies, have the tools they need to excel in their role!
It consists of a one-day workshop, four-week training course and assessed audit tool – all CPD-certified.
How it works
- Attend a one-day training workshop – to work through a detailed agenda, meet with colleagues and ask the questions that matter to you.
- Four module reading programme – which you can download after the initial day, prepared by our expert tutor. Each module contains further reading, key learning points and questions for reflection.
- Complete your tailored in-school audit tool and have it assessed by an expert. The workshop and reading modules will equip you with all the knowledge you need to complete your audit tool. Once you have finished, simply send it off to our expert for feedback.
- We will issue you with a CPD-accredited Certificate of Specialist Competence – this demonstrates to Ofsted and other authorities that you have taken advanced School Attendance Officer training.
- Part 1: Workshop
- Registration and refreshments
The law on school attendance and its implications
- Education Act 1996
- Children Act 1989
- Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006
- Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003
- Coffee and networking
Effective registration and data management
- Managing registration
- The codes and their statistical meaning
- Term-time leave and ‘exceptional’ circumstances
- Authorised, unauthorised and persistent absence
- Published data requirements
- A ‘model’ school policy
- Lunch and networking
Evidencing inspection standards
- The Ofsted framework and grade descriptors
- Understanding your school’s absence
- Ensuring the schools procedures are recognised in an inspection
- Focusing on ‘evidence’ and ‘impact’
Getting the job done
- Attendance tactics and ideas
- Skills in managing attendance and absence
- Working with the local authority and other partners
- Further reading and the in-school audit tool
- Close of workshop
Part 2: Post event modules
Each module contains reading
materials, key learning points and
questions for reflection.
Law and guidance on school attendance
Effective registration and data
The Ofsted inspection framework and attendance
Getting the job done – improving school attendance
Part 3: Post event feedback
Return your completed audit tool back to us and receive feedback from our expert speaker and author.
Part 4: School Attendance Officer Certificate
Your specialist certificate of competence will be sent out to you in the post.