A draft attendance strategy has been sent to all Blackpool head teachers, who have been given the opportunity to attend a consultation meeting to discuss the draft and review and amend the information.
A group of heads that represented secondary, special and primary attended the meeting and actively contributed to a final draft being produced. This is being proof read and approved and will be published in December 2014
A draft policy has been created for schools to consider if they wish to, when developing their school attendance policy.
The pupil welfare service has two elements
1. A core function that ensures all schools have access to legal proceedings through Blackpool Council and have key information sharing processes to safeguard and promote welfare and attendance at school, a process of register audits will also be included.
2. A commissioned service through the pupil welfare service where schools can purchase high quality support for intervention, safeguarding and legal work by a fully trained a supervised professional team.
The full service specification describes in detail what these offers contain.