Attendance Matters: Tackling Emotionally Based School Avoidance

Attendance Matters: Tackling Emotionally Based School Avoidance2024-05-13T14:37:37+00:00

Online Training

In the face of rising concern over student wellbeing, the phenomenon of Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) has emerged as a critical area for educator focus and intervention.

This training is specifically designed for educators seeking effective strategies to identify, understand, and support students experiencing EBSA. By addressing the emotional barriers that prevent students from attending school, educators play a pivotal role in fostering an inclusive, supportive learning environment that encourages regular attendance and engagement. Delve into the complexities of EBSA, blending theory with practical application, guided by policy and guidelines on attendance.

Course Information

Coffee Break Learning Couch Session
9.30am – 10.45am 4.00pm – 5.15pm
£59 £59
30th January 2025 24th September 2024

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Course Objectives

Understand the theories underpinning Emotionally Based School Avoidance and how the pandemic may have impacted EBSA2024-05-13T14:20:22+00:00
Explore the definitions, prevalence and causal factors.2024-05-13T14:20:59+00:00
Best practices for developeinh individualised support plans that address the root causes of avoidance, promoting re-engagement with the school environment.2024-05-13T14:22:13+00:00
Gain further knowledge of the ‘Push and Pull’ framework and four factors associated with EBSA.2024-05-13T14:23:18+00:00
Uncover interventions with an Assess-Plan-Do-Review framework across all school and system levels from one to one, group, class based and systematic process that will support the successful early identification and intervention for children and young people vulnerable to EBSA.2024-05-13T14:25:22+00:00

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What our Customers Say

Kelly is a true champion of wellbeing in education. Kelly’s school, Lessness Heath Primary School, was the first to be verified for the Optimus Education Wellbeing Award for Schools, and Kelly has since been a key collaborator in our wellbeing programme for schools. 

This has taken a variety of forms. For example, Kelly has written practical guidance materials on working with parents, which have been shared with the Optimus network via our Knowledge Centre. Kelly is a regular blogger, drawing on her perspective as a wellbeing leader in school, sharing insights with hundreds more readers. She has also spoken at Optimus Education conferences, where delegates have responded to her confident, warm, relatable style, and readiness to share her experience.  

Kelly takes every opportunity to support other practitioners on their wellbeing journey and is a great relationship and network builder. In this way she is building capacity within the system to promote and support the wellbeing of children, young people, families and staff in schools across the country.

Liz Worthen, Optimus Education
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