DfE consultations on attendance and providing access to education and training providers – Friday 24 June 2022

This week I highlight a couple of DfE consultations – one on proposed reforms of school attendance registers and national thresholds for legal intervention to reduce school absences and the other on changes to the statutory guidance for schools on providing access to education and training providers. As well as a webinar for School Business Professionals on the RPA and saving schools some money.

Consultation on school registers and national thresholds for legal intervention
The DfE has launched a new consultation on its proposed reforms of school attendance registers in the next step of the government’s plans to reduce school absences. The consultation closes on 29 July 2022. The draft School Attendance Regulations and Guidance on working together to improve school attendance have also been published.

The DfE has also shared some good practice webinars from schools across the sector as well as a training session outlining what the new attendance guidance means.

Consultation on the statutory guidance for schools on access to education and training providers
The DfE is seeking views on proposed changes to the statutory guidance for schools on access to education and training providers. The consultation closes on 25 July 2022.

DfE Schools Commercial RPA Information Session – 29 June and 13 July 2022
The DfE is hosting webinars on 29 June and 13 July on the risk protection arrangement (RPA) for School Business Professionals, providing information on how schools can save up to £10k per annum.