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'All children belong in school'

‘All children belong in school’

Low attendance is identified as an area for improvement in all phases in Cornwall. These programmes support a countywide strategy to improve belonging and attendance in schools. Using a rigorous assessment of need, this programme will support leaders and teachers to plan, implement and evaluate an evidence - informed approach, ensuring all pupils thrive in school.

The programme will be divided into one-day phase specific, face-to-face events, supported by a virtual pre - and post-twilight session. There will be two opportunities to access this programme.

The programme will cover:

Creating a whole school culture for improving attendance.

The symptoms and underlying causes of poor attendance:

  • understanding the drivers for poor / inconsistent attendance (pupils / families, geographical, school based)
  • understanding and addressing 'learning absence' (pupils in school but not participating in learning). 

Understanding how to effectively respond to different drivers:

  • in the classroom
  • through pastoral care
  • through personal development
  • through working with families.

The use of the self-review to understand challenges and strengths:

  • using qualitative and quantitative measures of success.
  • developing a Quality Assured implementation plan for addressing attendance challenges

Cohort 1

Virtual, cross phase pre-session twilight - 20.2.24, 4.00pm - 5.00pm.

'All children belong in school' - EYFS & Primary

Face to face - 29th February 2024 - Venton Conference Centre, Summercourt

'All children belong in schools and colleges' - Secondary & Post 16

Face to face - 1st March 2024 - Venton Conference Centre, Summercourt

Virtual cross phase post session twilight - 12.3.24 4.00pm - 5.00pm.

Cohort 2 

Virtual, Cross phase pre-session twilight - 18.4.24 4.00pm - 5.00pm.

'All children belong in school' - EYFS & Primary

Face to face - 29th April 2024 - St Austell Print Conference Centre

'All children belong in schools and colleges' - Secondary & Post 16

Face to face - 30th April 2024 - Venton Conference Centre, Summercourt

Virtual, cross phase - post session twilight - 9.5.24 4.00pm - 5.00pm.

Programme costs

Fully Funded.

Please book onto this programme here
Free places are available for each of the programmes listed below (see programme page for more details).

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