School Attendance: Improving Consistency of Support

FAO: All

The DfE are seeking views on what should be included in measures to improve the consistency of school attendance support and management including:

  • Requiring schools to have an attendance policy, and have regard to statutory guidance on the expectations of schools, academy trusts and governing bodies of maintained schools
  • Guidance on the expectations of local authority attendance services
  • A national framework for attendance legal intervention
  • Bringing the rules for granting leaves of absence in academies in line with other state-funded schools

The closing date for responses is 28th February 2022 and we would encourage all schools to submit a response on the DfE Attendance Consultation site