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Irregular Attendance Prosecutions: How to compile an Attendance Witness Statement

An invaluable course designed for schools who prepare their own witness statements for school attendance prosecutions.


A course outlining the steps involved with compiling a witness statement for school attendance prosecutions. This half day course is provided by the Education Welfare Service.


This course is suitable for school staff with responsibility for school attendance. The course is suitable for all settings with statutory school age pupils (Year 1 to 11).
It provides a clear outline of the legal framework for school attendance.
The training encourages delegates to consider their school's current practice, demonstrates how to compile a witness statement, and considers what is admissible and inadmissible evidence.


Delegates will have a clearer understanding of: the law relating to school attendance; what to look for to ensure their school's policies,
procedures and letters to parents are legally compliant and reflect best practice; when prosecution may be appropriate;
how to compile a witness statement with appropriate exhibits; what to expect if a parent pleads not guilty and a case goes to trial.

Booking Information

Please note that this training is £75 per delegate

12 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30

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Education Welfare Service (EWS)
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Date and Time

12 Nov 2019 09:30 - 12:30


TwS Training Room City Hall College Green Bristol BS1 5TR


Vanessa Davies
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