What We Do

Our Approach

We believe that education is important for EVERY child. If they are not in school regularly then they cannot maximise their potential.

Each school is unique. A one-size-fits-all approach will never help your pupils overcome the barriers to reaching their full potential. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to you - your school, your culture, your ethos and your one-of-a-kind challenges.

What We Offer


  • Identify pupils for early intervention
  • Chair School Attendance Meetings
  • Refer to and liaise with specialist agencies
  • Complete Home Visit Assessments - both by written appointment and on-demand for any welfare concerns
  • Issue Legal Warning letters
  • Issue Penalty Notices as a last resort
  • ‚ÄčNo referral criteria


  • For your school, your Governors and Ofsted, we analyse everything including:
  • The attendance gap between PPG and non-PPG pupils, SEN and non-SEN pupils etc.
  • Reasons for Absence
  • Impact of Term Time Holidays
  • Progress on Persistent Absence and Overall Attendance
  • The effectiveness of current school practices
  • Full Audits of Coding practices
  • ‚ÄčOn-demand Ofsted support

All this information is provided within regular, easy to read graphical reports.


Our Provision Managers have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the whole Education Welfare and School Attendance sector, and related legislation.

We advise on every aspect of Schools' Attendance Policy and Practice through consultation visits to schools.

We will also advise you on any matters arising from legislation related to schools.


Irregular school attendance can be related to a number of other social issues, including:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gang affiliation
  • Bullying

Our Provision Managers have experience in dealing with all issues related to irregular school attendance. We fully believe that all children deserve an education, regardless of any complex issues outside of school. Through intensive, early intervention we ensure that all children's education is protected. We will always ensure that appropriate members of staff are notified of any issues raised.

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All our Provision Managers are Police Accredited under Essex Police's 'Community Safety Accreditation Scheme'. This empowers Aquinas to swifty issue Fixed Penalty Notices to the parents of irregularly attending children. This is our last resort, but evidence shows it to be an effective tool in improving attendance and ensuring every child receives their educational entitlement.


How to get in touch

At Aquinas we are always more than happy to hear from any school, be it simply for a bit of advice or to discuss ways in which we can work together.

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