Who is Missing Out on School? The Role of School Absenteeism in the Poverty Related Attainment Gap

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Missing out on school may hinder children's ability to develop to their full academic potential and may be detrimental not only to their life chances but also for Scotland's economy and society. School absenteeism may also be an important driver of the poverty-related attainment gap.

This event will explore the relationship between socio-economic characteristics and school absenteeism in Scottish secondary schools. It will also consider the prevalence and other determinants of school absenteeism in Scottish schools and the implications for policy and practice.

Who should attend?

  • Professionals in the education sector
  • Policy makers
  • Charities
  • Student teachers
  • Parents

Benefits of attending

  • You will gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of school absenteeism.
  • Focus will be on who is missing, why they are missing and if the consequences are the same for all children.
  • You will contribute to and shape our ongoing research aimed at tackling the poverty related attainment gap.




Dr Markus Klein
Senior Lecturer
Dr Shadrach Dare
Research Associate
Dr Edward Sosu
Senior Lecturer

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