A safe, positive place to learn: regular attendance at school or college
Further details will be published in March 2022.
The Youth Endowment Fund’s mission is to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence. The Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) mission is to break the link between family income and educational achievement. We’ve come together to jointly fund a grant round to find out what works to improve child and young people’s attendance at school. We’re interested in finding out how this could help to keep them safe from violence, as well as how it could help to improve their attainment.
We’re still working on exactly what we’re going to fund and we’re reviewing the evidence to find out where our research could helpfully fill gaps in what we already know about what does and doesn’t work. But things we might look at include anti-bullying programmes or attendance interventions focused on pupils who are frequently absent. We’re also talking to stakeholders who work in schools or other education settings to make sure we develop the right scope.