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Attendance and Exclusions

Meeting: 24/02/2020 - Scrutiny : Learning and LGES (Item 701)

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To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Sarah Bowen referred to the Attendance and Exclusions report and took members through the report in detail as follows:

 

·         The outcomes for attendance and exclusions in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

·         Progress against targets.

·         Key areas for improvement.

·         Where we want to be  -  in line with welsh averages.

·         Delivering Family Liaison/Attendance and Wellbeing Officer training to all Schools and relevant LA staff.   

·         The utilisation of Fixed Penalty Notices. 

·         Role of the Challenge Advisers.

·         Holding two attendance weeks for Schools to have attendance as a key focus.

 

Sarah Bowen provided background information in relation to the following questions:

 

·         Clarification on why MTCBC is the only Local Authority in Wales that operates an EWS financial SLA.   Why has this decision been made and can this decision be overturned?

 

·         Why are only 10 of the 20 Schools seen an improvement?

 

·         Clarification on reduced timetable arrangements for Children.

 

·         Does reduced timetable arrangements affect the School’s non-attendance figures?

 

·         Home School Children’s homes being affected by recent floods  -  is the Local Authority aware of these and, if so, are measures being put in place to support these families?

 

·         In relation to the decrease in the overall Exclusion of Children from Schools, does this mean that behaviour has been improved or are the Schools managing the behaviour more in-house.

 

·         With regard to the Nurture provision, are Schools being offered training to look at all aspects that surround the Child coming into the School etc.  

 

RESOLVED that:

 

The contents of the report be noted by members.


 

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