Attendance and Absence Seminar for Independent Schools with Day Pupils

On the 26th September we will be hosting a whole-day seminar specifically tailored for Independent schools in England who have day pupils.

Although your absence data is not published in the DfE Performance Tables, you still have all the same registration responsibilities for these children as all other schools. Even if your attendance is very good, you will still have some absences and the same statutory, pastoral and safeguarding duties apply; from deciding what marks to put in the registers to taking the necessary pastoral action to address any issues that may arise.

Who may this interest? 

Anyone with attendance responsibilities in Independent schools with day pupils, especially those who are new in post or have never had any formal training for their role.

Why attend?
This whole-day seminar will give you all you need to ensure best practice and provides a range of practical resources and follow-up reading which can be used afterwards in your school.

Agenda for the day:

The law on school attendance and registration

  • Compulsory school age and its implications
  • Regulations and best practice in managing registration
  • Implementing the latest DfE Guidance
  • Defining authorised, unauthorised and persistent absence
  • Term-time leave, lateness and other discretionary decisions
  • Absence coding systems
  • Off-registration procedures in independent schools

From theory to practice

  • A ‘model’ school policy
  • Managing attendance outside the compulsory range
  • Referring attendance concerns to the local authority
  • Links between attendance and safeguarding
  • Understanding your school’s absence and how to respond
  • Ensuring you get the professional support you need



Our expert presenter, Ben Whitney will be hosting this full day seminar:

Ben is an Education Welfare Consultant and Trainer with over 25 years’ experience in managing Education Welfare Services in Staffordshire and Wolverhampton and delivering training. He now works directly with schools around the country on attendance issues and is the author of several books and numerous journal articles.

For more information see his website:





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Thursday 26 September 2019
1 day
£259.99 + VAT
Central London