Absenteeism: Reaching out to parents and students

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop/seminar


Absenteeism, and particularly persistent or chronic absenteeism, is a complex and global problem. There are no easy answers, and the attendance data collected by schools is not necessarily mirrored in parent reports, which raises questions about its accuracy. Whilst monitoring absenteeism and addressing it early can be effective, it often goes unnoticed until problems are more entrenched. At INSA's annual conference last October in Oslo, we concluded that collaboration was essential, but this will only happen if schools and parents are able to work together, for the benefit of the child. This is easier said than done for many reasons, but understanding parental experience of this issue is key. This webinar aims to address some of these issues and shed light on this complex topic.
Period21 Sep 2020
Event titleInternational Network for School Attendance: Webinar 2
Event typePresentation
Degree of RecognitionInternational