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Tackling Absenteeism: Turning the Tide with our Attendance Mentors Programme

Date posted : 20 May 2024

Poor attendance has been an issue across the UK since the pandemic. According to recent statistics, pupil absenteeism in England soared to 22% by 2023. This equates to over 125,000 pupils missing elements of their education. But the tide can be turned. 

Regular attendance is essential for pupils to keep up with the curriculum, understand key concepts, and complete assignments. For many schools, tackling attendance is a number-one priority. Attending school is vital to a child’s wellbeing, development, and attainment. It also impacts future career success.

At Teaching Personnel, we are committed to addressing absenteeism head-on through proactive measures. These measures aim to re-engage and support every pupil on their educational journey. 

Attendance Mentors Programme

This innovative, new programme is designed to equip pupils with essential coping strategies, reignite their motivation, and encourage them back to the classroom.

Our mentors provide tailored support to absent pupils through one-to-one sessions or small groups. With a focus on the personal and learning objectives set by the school, Attendance Mentors form trusting relationships with pupils. They provide vital support for children who face barriers to attending school.

Mentors also

  • support absent pupils to get back into the classroom.
  • use proven strategies to raise self-confidence and learner expectations.
  • provide targeted support in line with existing care plans.

This all helps create an environment conducive to growth and academic success.

From academic attainment to mental well-being and prospects, the link between school attendance and various facets of pupils' lives is undeniable. In education, every day counts: When pupils miss school, it’s not only missing lessons. It is also about losing valuable moments spent with their friends and teachers.

Drawing upon a wealth of experience spanning mental health support, welfare, youth work, and military backgrounds, the Attendance Mentor team is equipped to address the multifaceted challenges of absenteeism. Through proven strategies to boost self-confidence and learner expectations, they strive to empower every child to realise their full potential.

The benefits of our success in raising education standards can only be felt when all children are in school. And the Attendance Mentors Programme can do that. 

Our mentors empower pupils with coping strategies, motivating them to return to the classroom, enhance ongoing attendance, and flourish in school. 

Discover more today

With our mentors fully vetted and available for booking starting at £150 per day, there has never been a better time to take decisive action. Find out more, and join us in shaping a brighter future for your pupils. 

Click here to book an Attendance Mentor or find out more.

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