In this engaging book Professor Ken Reid focuses on the needs of school professionals and leaders, providing them with workable, achievable solutions to radically reducing their truancy rates. As well as discussing the importance of regular attendance and the importance of sound leadership, Professor Reid provides:
Supporting throughout with case-studies, sample letters, reports, attendance calendars and action plans, this book will be an essential staff-room resource for head teachers, deputy head teachers, teachers and any educational professional eager to raise standards for all.
1. The Importance of Regular Attendance 2. The Importance of Sound Leadership: Some Policy Initiatives 3. A Whole-School strategy at the Primary level 4. A Whole-School Strategy at the Secondary Level 5. Some Effective Good Practice in Schools 6. A Checklist on Good Practice 7. Early Intervention Strategies 8.Using Attendance Panels 9.Using Effective Monitoring Schemes 10. Some New Approaches