Tooled Up Education

Attendance Management and Improvement Policy Checklist

In May 2022, the UK government published guidance on maintaining high levels of school attendance. This checklist, produced by attendance expert Victoria Franklin can be used to create a school policy which meets the new requirements.

Attendance Management and Improvement with Victoria Franklin

In this follow-up to Dr Weston’s interview with educational consultant Victoria Franklin, they meet again to talk in detail about the requirements in the new government guidance on school attendance. Victoria provides schools with some helpful tips on what they can do now to prepare for when the guidance becomes legislation.

Tooled Up Resources for School Avoidance

Tooled Up Education’s school avoidance specialist Rhonda Ziman talks us through resources on our website to support parents and carers. These range from podcasts that explore the issues, to worksheets that children can complete. The aim of these is to identify what is triggering school-induced anxiety, and to build a child’s self-confidence when tackling these wobbly moments.

Junior Wobble Sheet for Managing Anxiety

When children are feeling wobbly about something, evidence shows that it can really help to ease their anxiety if they work out what is worrying them, who can help and how to make themselves feel better. Use this worksheet to help younger children steady their wobbles.

Wobble Points: Identifying Anxiety Triggers

If your child is feeling a bit wobbly about returning to school or going into school on a particular day, it can be hard for them to express exactly why. This evaluative tool can help children of all ages narrow down how they are feeling. Use it as a springboard for further chat. As you listen, stay calm, curious and understanding. Whatever the ‘wobble/s’, they can be constructively tackled, together.

When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Attend School

When a child is very anxious about going to school, it can feel overwhelming for the whole family. If your child is struggling to attend school, watch this video to get the best evidence-based advice on how to co-create an action plan with your child, to overcome these wobbles. During the clip, Dr Weston also discusses which Tooled Up resources can help young people to make small steps towards getting back to school every day.

Wobble Worksheet: Managing Anxiety

Take each of your wobbles and use our Wobble Worksheet to work out what your fears are, who can help, and what small steps you can take to feel better.