Liverpool faces a significant challenge in improving overall attendance rates and reducing persistent absenteeism. Absence figures although improving, are higher than the national average of other major cities. Therefore, improving school attendance and reducing persistent absenteeism, is a key priority for Liverpool City Council and its family of schools. It is essential to the city’s ambition to raise standards and secure the best outcomes for all young people: this can only be achieved by ensuring children attend school and are ready to learn.
The Attendance Quality Mark is designed to:
- Assist in improving individual school absence and PA rates
- Acknowledge and share good practice and make connections across schools and sectors
- Maintain the profile of Attendance as a key strategic priority for the city and schools
- Celebrate some of the innovative practice in schools and build a resource base for all schools to access.
This table shows that schools who have taken part in the Attendance Quality Mark have improved their attendance at a faster rate than all schools and reduced PA more significantly.
For schools interested in finding out more about the Attendance Quality Mark, there will be a briefing at Toxteth Annexe on Thursday 27th February from 3-4pm. You can book places on this through Eventbrite.