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Tackling the challenge of pupil attendance

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This seminar, part of NGA’s 2023 annual seminar series, features a panel of expert speakers:

  • Farhan Adam, headteacher, Crown Hills Community College 
  • Adam Luke, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Education (DfE)
  • Victoria Franklin, Attendance Advisor, DfE
  • Alice Wilcock, Head of Education, Children's Commissioner's office

The seminar covers:

  • statistics behind the current attendance crisis
  • the key responsibilities that boards have to monitor attendance
  • creating a culture of belonging in schools
  • working with external agencies and engaging with the wider community

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