Attendance Training

Helping your staff develop the skills they need

If you have a new attendance officer or lead at your school, our training can help to make sure they have the skills they need to help boost and sustain high attendance.

  • WPA Education Welfare Services will make sure your attendance staff understand the latest legislation and best practice and support them to develop your school’s policies on attendance
  • We can run sessions after school or during INSET days, either for your attendance officer, senior leaders, or a wider group of teachers – to help develop a whole-school approach.
  • We can also support attendance officers and leads as they prepare for Ofsted inspections, or seek to take action following an inspection.

Contact us to see how our training services can help you improve attendance at your school.


What Schools and Academies are saying about our training......


"The WPA Trainer delivered exceptional training for my needs within Meridian. I would recommend the training and found it very useful. It has enabled me to be more confident and efficient."

Meridian High


"Lovely training session with the WPA Education Welfare Services Trainer. All made to suit my needs. I really enjoyed it all. Now eager to put into practice my new skills. A really lovely trainer who answered any questions I had. Most useful was a more in-depth look at different aspects of attendance reports to help assist and support monitoring."

Prospect School


"My training today was spot on. It was everything I needed. I can now do my role more successfully. The training was clear and very easy to understand. I loved all of it."

Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College


"I found the training extremely useful and relevant to my role. The trainer was clear and to the point in her explanation and paced the training according to my understanding."

Fairchildes Primary School


"I feel like the training will really improve my productivity and efficiency in school. I found particularly useful, quick, and simple ways to fill in the information."

Helen Allison


"Very clear and presented well. All questions answered. Very impressed. Most useful was using our School Management System to improve ways of working."

The Beacon


"Good knowledge of the area, good advice and strategies to use, most useful tips around shortcuts."

Archbishop LanFranc


"Clear information on the requirements of my role. Brilliant and useful training which can be used in my role."

Pratts Bottom Primary School


"Excellent would really recommend the Trainers approach to attendance. The course was designed for my needs. I particularly found the design for the home page for my attendance needs useful."

Chestnut Park (Attendance Lead)

"The training was very good and I found it really helpful particularly regarding letters and using our School Management System."

Chestnut Park (Attendance Officer)


"The WPA Education Welfare Services Trainer was very easy to speak to and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot from her and she left me plenty of documentation to refer to as well as being available if I needed anything in the near future. Most useful was how to access information quickly finding new ways of doing things on SIM’s"

The Quest Academy


"I found all of the training very useful and it was great to be able to have the training at my place of work. I wish it was slightly longer, but another date is being arranged."

Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College


"Understanding what type of data I need to gather. The instructions were clear and understandable. The trainer was effective."

Chelsfield Primary School


"I found the training very useful, as full information was given to my questions.  Using reports which I did not know how to use and tabs on registers.  The trainer was very effective. My performance has already improved in some areas making it easier to obtain information."

Ebbsfleet Academy


"Very happy with the WPA Trainers’ explanations on any questions asked. A very informative and well-presented training session. I particularly found it useful gaining a basic understanding of attendance and the codes."

Harris Primary Academy Orpington (Business Manager)

"Excellent Training, bespoke to the school's needs, particularly useful regarding Safeguarding. I would recommend it to all."

Harris Primary Academy Orpington (Family Worker)


"The training was clear and understandable and relevant to my needs. The Trainer was effective and it will improve my overall performance."

South Camberley Juniors


“All the training was well structured. The training was inspirational, focus lead and well-structured to the role of the Attendance Officer. The trainer was very helpful and delivered an amazing training session - Thank you.”

The Mill Primary Academy

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