Tiers 1, 2, 3
Attendance Mentoring supports children and young people in their preparedness for school and learning. Supported by an Attendance Mentor children and young people are enabled to:
- feel good about themselves
- think about school and what it means to them
- develop an intrinsic love with learning
- improve punctuality and attendance because of this
The Attendance Mentor carries out a strength-based assessment with the child or young person. This establishes their likes and dislikes, understands their ‘wishes and feelings’ (Voice of the Child), and builds this into a framework of support to improve punctuality and attendance.
An ‘Attendance Alliance’ is formed between the child, young person, parents / carers, school and mentor.
Attendance Mentoring can be used as a preventative support scheme and / or used as part of early intervention support. It can also be used as part of an Education Supervision Order within a legal framework.
Attendance Mentoring Scheme