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Transforming Attendance in Cornwall

Marc Rowland, our programme lead, invites you to join the conversation to 'Transform Attendance in Cornwall'.

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.

Marc Rowland

Join the conversation and find out more about the CPD offer here