New interactive reports to support in improving attendance

Schools sharing attendance information with the Department for Education (mandatory for all schools from Aug 2024) now have the choice to utilize a new feature within their school attendance tool. This feature allows schools to promptly identify how students are distributed across five different percentage-based absence categories. Moreover, schools can filter this report based on […]

DfE Webinar Dates Announced

The DfE have released a series of dates over the next few months to support the implementation of the “Working Together to Improve School Attendance” guidance. A list of available webinars can be found here:PowerPoint Presentation ( Any webinar that you miss can be found on the DfE You Tube Channel

New Webinars Released by the DfE to support Behaviour and Attendance

The Department for Education has released new dates for Schools, Local Authorities or Trusts to register for webinars to support behaviour and attendance. The webinar on Wednesday 29th November looks at successfully monitoring your schools attendance data -this session looks at how schools can share their data with the DfE and the benefits of doing […]

DfE consultation – Elective Home Education

The Department for Education are currently seeking views from parents, education professionals and other organisations about possible changes to the Elective Home Education Guidance. Please share the consultation with colleagues. NASWE will also be making a response so please share your views with us! Contact to share your views and contribute to the NASWE […]

Flexi-Schooling vs Part timetables

I am often asked what the difference is between a flexi-schooling arrangement and a part-time table.  Flexi Schooling Arrangements are generally requested by the parent and agreed by the school. It is entirely legal for a parent to request that their child spends part of the week being educated at school and part of the […]

Five Tips For Teaching EAL Students:

Arriving in a new country where you speak a limited amount of the language, can be a hugely overwhelming experience. On top of that, imagine trying to make friends, study and familiarise yourself with a new culture – all whilst trying to tackle a language barrier. Standing in the shoes of your EAL students exemplifies […]

Log Off And Learn Outside – The Educational And Emotional Benefits Of Nature

After the last year of online learning and zoom meetings, it is clear to see why the popularity of Forest Schools (a child-focused learning process that emphasises the importance of holistic growth through unstructured play, exploration and supported risk-taking) is increasing. Since arriving in the UK in 1993, the movement – inspired by Scandinavia’s outdoor culture (‘friluftsliv’) – sees sessions held either […]