Heads Up 15 July 2022


Working together to improve attendance

Guidance to help schools, academy trusts, governing bodies, and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance including roles and responsibilities

From September 2022, this will replace all previous guidance on school attendance except for statutory guidance for parental responsibility measures.  The Secretary of State has committed to it becoming statutory when parliamentary time allows (this will be no sooner than September 2023).


‘Working together to improve attendance’ presents an excellent opportunity to improve attendance in Warwickshire.  However, we also know provides additional challenges for schools, multi-academy trusts, governing bodies, and local authorities

There are a number of changes to be made and we will be working to implement all of these by September 2023. Further details to follow.

This is an exciting time for improving attendance and we look forward to working jointly with you.

Data Sharing

The DfE have asked us to encourage all schools to sign up to Wonde to share their data. 149 Warwickshire schools have already signed up. If your school does not use Wonde, please read the how to share your daily attendance data guidance:

Share your daily school attendance data - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Modernising school attendance and admission registers and setting national thresholds for legal intervention

Government consultation - Launch date 17 June 2022, respond by 29 July 2022.

The DfE are seeking views on new regulations for keeping school registers and draft thresholds for legal interventions to improve consistency across England.

The consultation can be found through the following link:

School registers and national thresholds for legal intervention - Department for Education - Citizen Space

If you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to contact the Warwickshire Attendance Service: was@warwickshire.gov.uk


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