Headlines from the guidance
The DfE has published working together to improve school attendance. The guidance:
- Came into force in September 2022 and replaced the previous school attendance guidance
- Is non-statutory, but the Secretary of State has committed to this guidance becoming statutory in the future (not before September 2023)
- Describes in detail what the DfE expects from you and other stakeholders. However, you're likely doing much of this already
Develop a whole-school culture that promotes the benefits of high attendance
The guidance explains that schools with good attendance recognise the importance of embedding attendance into the school's ethos and culture.
Make good attendance a central part of your vision, values and ethos Account for attendance in other school improvement priorities and regularly review your approach to improving attendance Have a designated senior leader with overall responsibility for improving attendance Make sure