1. Introduction: An overview of School Attendance 2. The causes of non-attendance & truancy 3. Reflections on National Initiatives: The attempts to find national solutions 4. What needs to be done 5. Successful Interventions: The Evidence from research 6. Towards School-Based Solutions: Managing attendance properly 7. Some school change strategies on Attendance: better monitoring & outcomes 8. Case studies 9. Individual Pupil Initiatives 10 Home-School Solutions 11. A future agenda 12. Managing school attendance & combating non-attendance: Conclusions
Professor Ken Reid has spent a lifetime in this field and was awarded an OBE for his Services to Education by the Queen in 2010 for this work. He has written over 150 articles in academic journals based on his research in this & related fields and he was the Chair of the Welsh Assembly Government Review into School Behaviour and Attendance and has more recently, written a special Report for the Minister of Education and Skills in Wales on this subject. He is currently the Advisor to the Welsh Government on school behaviour & attendance. He has previously published several books for Routledge.