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Mental health and school attendance: full day

Building on the shorter mental health and school attendance course, this training offers a deeper understanding on how to address attendance barriers.

About this training

According to Government data on school attendance, children and young people with a record of severe and persistent absence from school has risen following the pandemic.

Building upon the learning from the mental health and school attendance half-day foundation course, this training provides a deeper understanding of how best to support children, young people, parents and carers with removing barriers to attending school. 

The course will also provide practical tools and strategies that support the improvement of attendance in your setting. 

Aims of this training

  • Deepened understanding of emotionally-based school avoidance (EBSA)

  • Able to recognise the positive impact of using a relational approach

  • Increased awareness of the perspectives of children, young people and families who have personal experience of EBSA

  • Deepened understanding of evidence-based interventions and strategies to use as part of a whole school approach

  • Experience of selecting appropriate resources to assess and plan support of EBSA.

Who is this training for?

  • School leaders

  • Teachers and support staff in schools and colleges

  • SENCos /designated mental health leads

  • Attendance officers 

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