Improving School Attendance: Empowering Schools To Build An Attendance Culture

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Improving School Attendance: Empowering Schools To Build An Attendance Culture. 

Join us for an exclusive conference led by Wayne Harris, a distinguished attendance leader with a remarkable track record in enhancing attendance rates within both Primary and Secondary school settings. With over a decade of experience, Wayne’s expertise has propelled him to the forefront of attendance improvement strategies. Starting from September 2023, Wayne Harris will spearhead a ground-breaking Professional Development programme aimed at empowering schools to foster a culture of everyone being responsible for school attendance.

The day will be split into three parts:

Part 1: The Post Pandemic World

Explore the post-pandemic challenges faced by schools, children, and families. Delve into research insights from renowned bodies like the Education Endowment Foundation, Ofsted, and the Department of Education guidance, all focused on enhancing attendance in educational institutions.

Part 2: Exploring the Attendance Professional Development Model

Dive into the six Learning Modules of the Attendance Professional Development Model. Gain insights into why each module is crucial for improved attendance outcomes, how to implement them effectively, and what positive changes you can expect within your school environment.

Part 3: Creating a New Culture

Learn to transition from a traditional ‘top-down’ leadership approach to a culture where everyone shares responsibility for school attendance. Understand how the four Domains of Practice can drive the transformation and embed a collective sense of accountability.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Stay ahead of upcoming changes in attendance practices.
  • Utilize the Professional Development model to instil a culture of shared responsibility for attendance.
  • Access a wealth of learning materials and resources.
  • Become a part of the rapidly expanding national network of schools across the UK.

DATE: Monday 25th September 2023

TIME: 09:30-15:30

VENUE:  Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth

COST: £190 per person

The Warwickshire event is now SOLD OUT – to be added to a waiting list for this event please contact us.


DATE: Monday 16th October 2023

TIME: 09:30-15:30

VENUE: John Taylor High School, Dunstall Rd, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8AZ

COST: £190 per person


A SUBSIDY is available for Warwickshire schools funded by the former Gateway Alliance School Company partners – please contact for more information


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Wayne Harris has led attendance in both Primary and Secondary settings since 2007, he has a proven record of rapidly improving attendance at both a MAT and individual school level. A key element of these improvements has been implementing a child-centred and evidence-informed improvement model, along with outstanding Professional Development for all staff.

Last year, Wayne worked with over 500 schools to embed effective attendance practice.  During this period he created the largest national attendance network within the United Kingdom.

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