Learn more about emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA), and how to support students experiencing it.

About this course

Government data on school attendance suggests that the numbers of children and young people with a record of severe and persistent absence from school has risen following the pandemic.

Emotional, mental health or wellbeing issues can be significant barriers to school attendanceOn this course, we will learn more about these factors and how they can contribute to poor attendance.

We will also explore strategies that school staff can implement to support students experiencing emotionally based school avoidance.

Who is it for?

Our training modules are suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a school, college or community setting. This could include:

  • School leaders
  • Teachers and staff in schools and colleges
  • SEN/Designated mental health leads
  • Learning mentors
  • PSHE leads

Learning outcomes

  • Increased awareness and understanding of emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA) 
  • Understanding evidence-based interventions and strategies to support students experiencing EBSA
  • Access to a range of immediately practical and useable resources to support your work

Join Waiting List

7th December 2022
  • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • Approx. 2 hours
  • 15:00 - 17:00 (UK time)

Training fee

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