There is always an underlying reason when a student fails to attend regularly and our purpose is to support schools and academies to unlock those reasons.
We offer a simple and straightforward system which can be managed by the school or academy. It quickly identifies attendance concerns and directs effective action. The system is based on an Attendance Diamond and the Sol Attendance Tracker.
Involvement with Sol and Attendance Core Tracking is personalised to the needs of the school or academy. Consultants will discuss figures, targets and development needs before recommending appropriate packages of support.
The Sol Attendance Tracker ensures that any student with falling attendance is identified immediately and that appropriate and escalated action is completed on a weekly basis. Sol Tracker-led early interventions for ALL students guarantee that falling attendance never goes unnoticed. Understanding the causes for falling attendance early, prevents further decline, decreases the requirement for legal intervention or local authority involvement and reduces lost learning hours. Sol is able to offer advice, support and solution to all such issues.
The Sol Tracker identifies vulnerable cohorts and narrows attendance gaps. The system also challenges current thinking. Frequently, too much time and resource are allocated to students with very low attendance. Whilst robust action must be taken to support persistently absent (PA) students to improve social and academic outcomes and keep the PA figure within the Government benchmark, this approach will not raise overall attendance. The trickle down from 100% is the cause of below national attendance percentages. Our approach concerns ALL students.
The Sol Attendance Tracker ensures that any student with declining attendance is monitored on a weekly basis. When there is a decline in attendance, there must be an agreed and escalated action in response, that week. As soon as a student drops from 100% attendance, someone must act and investigate the absence. These actions will initially be conversations attempting to unblock any difficulties for the student before attendance issues become entrenched. Escalations increase until regular attendance is maintained or sufficient evidence is gathered for statutory action as a last resort.