Checklist for Attendance Tracking and Support (CATS)Feb 02, 2024
We understand that children and young people may occasionally miss school for various reasons. Sometimes this is related to their physical health, their mental well-being, or a range of other school / family related factors.
The Checklist for Attendance Tracking and Support (CATS) is from Dr Jerricah Holder's, EBSA Horizons, online course. It is a collaborative tool developed in partnership with parents and schools and serves as a correspondence template for schools to efficiently explore the reasons behind student absenteeism. By gathering essential data, CATS enables schools to provide tailored support to address the root causes of absenteeism effectively. Moreover, it ensures that the process is supportive for families, empowering them to share their perspectives and work together to create strategies that will help their child feel more at ease and confident in school.
The primary goal is to create a safe and supportive school community where children can thrive. To achieve this, we want to support them through a compassionate and child-centred approach; one where we understand what may make attending school more or less challenging.
We hope this template will support your practice in both affecting positive change for CYP and supporting attendance.
EBSA Horizons School Staff Training
EBSA Horizons School Training is a comprehensive CPD course for School Staff, which develops understanding and skills (alongside a lot of resources) to support children and young people experiencing difficulties attending school. This course has recently been updated with a new chapter -
Chapter 6: The Systemic Change Model of EBSA
Find out more about EBSA Horizons School Training here and register your interest to receive 3 FREE resources from this course.
EBSA Horizons Educational Psychologist CPD
EBSA Horizons is an equally comprehensive CPD course for EPs, which develops understanding and skills (alongside a lot of resources) to support children and young people experiencing difficulties attending school. This course has been recently updated in 2023 with two new chapters -
Chapter 6: Supporting Autistic CYP Experiencing EBSA
Chapter 7: Entrenched EBSA
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