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Minister Hinds thanks governors & trustees

Minister for Schools, Damian Hinds addresses governors and trustees to acknowledge their efforts in improving school attendance.


Minister for Schools, Damian Hinds MP, has written to governors and trustees to thank them for their continued support in improving school attendance. The letter goes on to outline the new Department for Education (DfE) data tools available to schools that aim to support a more detailed view of absences and can allow leaders to channel their efforts. This includes new absence banding reports within the monitor your school attendance tool, as well as a public interactive tool to provide national and local breakdowns of the 2022-23 attendance data.

The letter highlights the important role that governors and trustees play in overseeing the strategic response to attendance, including the scrutiny of key performance and financial data. Those governing can refer to NGA’s guidance on the board’s role in improving attendance.