Hubb Foundation to discuss the overlap between social disadvantage and low attendance at School Attendance Digital Conference panel

Adam Yates, Chief Operating Officer at the Hubb Foundation will be taking part in a panel discussion on the correlation between social disadvantage, and low attendance in education on 3rd July 2024.

Taking an Intersectional Approach

Adam will explore the external barriers faced by pupils that are persistently absent to help attendance leads and education welfare teams work with pupils and their families to address their specific needs. He’ll also be providing key signposting to better facilitate multi-agency partnerships and support service collaboration.

Also exploring the issue will be Lisa Crausby OBE, who’s well known for her exceptional 25 year career, supporting the lives of tens of thousands of children. Now executive director of Star Academies, she is jointly responsible for development of the trust’s education strategy.

If you’d like to attend the event, register your place at Westminster Insight: The panel discussion, ‘Taking an Intersectional Approach: The Overlap Between Social Disadvantage and Low Attendance’, will take place between 14:00 and 14:30, with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

The School Attendance Digital Conference

The event, described as having an ‘excellent range of speakers, great expertise’ is aimed at all manner of educational establishments, local authorities and their multi-agency partners, with the goal of supporting these organisations to meet the needs of every pupil through a ‘support-first’ approach.

  1 in 50 pupils miss at least half of their lessons, with the number of severely absent children 150% higher last academic year than pre-Covid.” Westminster Insight  

With the Department for Education announcing new statutory guidance coming into effect from August 2024, all establishments will be required to aim to remove barriers to attendance that pupils and their families are facing. Rob Tarn CBE, CEO of the country’s first Attendance Hub and DfE National Attendance Ambassador will be setting out what to expect from the new guidance, and how it will impact schools.

Topics also covered during the conference include:

  • Clarifying the new attendance code changes for 2024/25
  • Supporting students with SEND and long-term health conditions to attend school
  • Addressing the link between mental health disorders and student absence
  • Providing support for pupils with entrenched Emotionally Based Absence Disorder
  • Learning from best practice case studies to improve school attendance
  • Targeted support for Children Missing in Education (CME)
  • Improving trust and engagement with parents and carers

Seen as an essential event in the education sector’s calendar, the organisers Westminster Insights work across England, Wales and Scotland to create open forums, learning events and networking experiences to support and provide policy initiatives, best practice, pilot schemes, trailblazers and case studies.

Book your place at the event here; watch Adam Yates and Lisa Crausby OBE discuss the overlap between Social Disadvantage and Low Attendance on 3rd July 2024 at 14:00-14:30.

Contact the Hubb Foundation on 01782 228801 for an informal chat with Adam Yates, our Chief Operating Officer.

Share the Post:

Related Posts

Keep in touch with us

The best way to find out about the work we’re doing in your community is to subscribe to our newsletter!