ONE CHILD IN EVERY CLASSROOM is experiencing bullying each day according to a study shared with Anti-Bullying Alliance. Bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life and this can last well into adulthood, with adults who were bullied as children being more likely to experience poor mental health and leave school with no qualifications.
Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, has set out an ambition for schools to achieve 100% attendance this term. Interviewed for BBC Panorama’s ‘Why Kids Miss School’ last month, she said: “We need to really look, with each child, at what is the underlying reason for them not coming into school and address that with whatever it takes.” For some children, the reason will be bullying.
The CEO of Kidscape, Lauren Seager-Smith, understands that there's a direct correlation between bullying and school absence. In our conversation with her to mark Anti-Bullying Week, she shares valuable insights into the latest trends. And tips for how to respond if you suspect or are told that a young person is being bullied.
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At Thrive, we’ve been supporting educators in tackling absenteeism for over 25 years. If you’re seeking to successfully reengage pupils and work with families to promote regular attendance in your setting, click below to schedule a Discovery Call with a member of the team:
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Listen to more stories from Thrive schools, as staff and pupils share their experiences of how Thrive has supported them
The Thrive Approach consists of:
1. Thrive-OnlineTM (TOL) - a web-based profiling, action-planning and progress monitoring tool enabling you to ensure the best outcome for each child or group.
2. Thrive training - focusing on the emotional needs of different age groups, informed by established neuroscience and attachment research, as well as child development studies and research into risk and resilience factors.
With our HQ based in Devon, Thrive is a business that works with local authorities, multi-academy trusts (MATs), individual schools and other settings across Great Britain. To date, more than 50,000 staff have received Thrive training, ensuring that over 627,000 children and young people have access to the Thrive Approach, changing lives and increasing educational attainment levels.