School Attendance Training for Schools

Attendance Network Meetings

We are really pleased to announce 3 attendance network meetings to support all school-base attendance leads and staff involved with the day-to-day requirements of addressing attendance and persistent absence.

All meetings will be virtual with the first being held on Thursday 7 October, 1.30pm to 4.30pm covering:

  • back to school and back to basics
  • register coding updates, required changes and legal requirements for schools
  • good practice and effective practical solutions to address attendance concerns
  • Ofsted – EIF updates and attendance specific considerations

Two subsequent termly network meetings will continue to offer further opportunities to build upon learning and will look to further address the most relevant attendance topics ensuring all schools are supported to understand further guidance, expectations and targets over the forthcoming academic year. These will be held virtually on:

  • Wednesday 19 January 2022 from 10.00am to 1.00pm
  • Thursday 12  May 2022 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm

To request your place on all 3 network events, for a total cost of £150, please visit the WCF estore to confirm your purchase.

We look forward to welcoming all attendance leads and attendance staff to each termly meeting.

Using Legal Action to Address Pupil Absence: Guidance for schools


Following the successful delivery of 3 previous training sessions in October 2021, Worcestershire Children’s First are pleased to provide a further (repeat) session for any remaining school staff who would like the opportunity to access this training.

This free half-day training session is intended for Worcestershire school based staff who may need to instigate a request for legal proceedings as part of their school attendance escalation process. 

The session builds on the good practice outlined in the Attendance Network meetings in addressing pupil attendance and persistent absence concerns.

The training will explore when a request for legal proceedings maybe appropriate and the requirements upon schools in making such requests.

The session will focus on unauthorised pupil absence (including unauthorised leave in term time) and will provide delegates with the latest information and appropriate resources to demonstrate what is required in order for the Local Authority to consider the issuing of a penalty notice or undertake a prosecution.

School Attendance Leads, Head teachers, School Attendance Officers, or any other school based associated staff with a key role in addressing pupil attendance, absence and welfare would be most welcome.  

For any course enquiries please contact Yusuf Hussain:

Email: YHussain@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk or telephone: 01905 845158

Course Booking Details:

Title of course: Using legal action to address pupil absence: guidance for schools

  • Date: Wednesday, 01 December 2021, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Christopher Whitehead Language College, Worcester
  • Course code: SCH/21/598

Bookings must be made via CPD Online (opens in a new window) using your school CPD Leader login details. Once confirmation is issued, we ask that CPD Leaders check junk / spam folders for confirmations and forward copies on accordingly, with any attachments.

Please note: This is a repeat session for delegates who were unable to book on this training in Oct 2021. We would request a maximum of 2 staff members per school.

For any booking enquiries please contact: workforcesupport@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk or telephone: 01905 844420