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OneCornwall CPD offer 2023/2024

We are looking forward to the next academic year and are delighted to be able to offer a range of exciting opportunities which will draw on the expertise and experience within our county, and take you beyond our Cornish boundaries with speakers from regional and national settings. You can follow the links in the box to the right to find out more about each programme.

'Transforming Attendance' in Cornwall

This year, along with partners from across Cornwall, regionally and nationally, we are pleased to be providing PD to support a countywide initiative to improve attendance in our schools. We are delighted that Marc Rowland has agreed to support us with this work to provide PD that is focussed on supporting the strategy. In addition to the one-day events, he will be delivering focussed programmes on developing ‘Belonging’ in our schools.

An invitation from our programme lead Marc Rowland, to share your experience and expertise to 'Transform Attendance in Cornwall'

Please join us on 9th November as part of a drive to maximise attendance in school, attendance in lessons, participation in learning and participation in wider school life. 

Despite our best efforts, absence rates remain stubbornly high. Inconsistent school attendance patterns, inconsistent lesson attendance patterns and a lack of participation in school are issues that many of us are grappling with.

We want to work together to implement a long-term approach, rooted in the unique contexts of individual schools and community.

We will use the EEF's implementation guidance to:

Explore the underlying drivers for poor / inconsistent attendance

Prepare for addressing these issues, working with individual schools and their priorities. This will include developing implementation plans, an attendance strategy audit and an impact evaluation framework.

Deliver plans that will mitigate issues impacting on attendance across all aspects of school life

Sustain those strategies by building an evidence base and resources that will be available to support every school and family in Cornwall.

We will adopt an outward-facing approach - working with schools on a test and learn approach, trialling best bets for improving attendance and participation in a range of school contexts. We will work with all key stakeholders, and learn from excellent practice within and beyond Cornwall.

Please join us. We will address this stubborn issue by working together through system generosity. Being involved helps create the evidence base for what's effective and what to avoid - based on work in Cornish schools to support Cornish pupils.

Transforming Attendance in Cornwall 

Programme launch, 9th November 2023, Heartlands, Cornwall.

The event is free for all MAT and school leads, space is limited - please register for a place here

Morning session

Marc Rowland - 'Transforming Attendance in Cornwall' 

Our guest speakers will explore the underlying drivers for poor/inconsistent attendance.

Kate Wilkins -Wiltshire LA

Emma French - CELT 

Afternoon session 

Harnessing our experience & expertise

Reflective discussions - Preparing to address the issues of poor/inconsistent attendance, sharing school leaders' experience and expertise, working with individual schools and their priorities. 

This will lead to the development of our shared understanding and shared resources for schools to develop implementation plans, attendance strategy audits and an impact evaluation framework.

Fully funded PD for your colleagues

MAT, Trust and school leaders may wish to book a number of colleagues onto the 'All children belong in school' PD programme 

Find out more and book here 'All children belong in school' PD programme 

Colleagues may also be interested in:

Right Support, Right Place, Right Time

Belonging to promote engagement

Enhancing engagement & belonging through curriculum

The Parent Carer Engagement Framework