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SMA Chronic Absence Workshop


SMA Chronic Absence Workshop

Southern Melbourne Area has invited guest speaker Glenn Melvin to broaden our collective understanding of why students refuse school and strategies schools can use to develop effective return to school plans. Glenn works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer and is an expert on Chronic Absence.

This workshop is designed to support Southern Melbourne Area school Attendance Improvement Teams to develop action plans to identify and support students who are chronically absent. School based Attendance Improvement Teams will use the data they have collected about their chronically absent students to develop action plans to support students with the issues identified.

Who should attend?

The school’s identified Attendance Improvement Team, including the staff who participated in the initial full day attendance forum and the half day workshop held in October 2018. This workshop is open to all Southern Melbourne Area school. Schools should bring their attendance action plan and Chronic Absence data, including their audit using the Chronic Absence Tool in 2018 and Term 1, 2019 to support the discussions held on the day.

What should you bring?

A laptop

Your school’s Attendance Action Plan from the Full Day Attendance Forum, with updates of progress or monitoring

Your school’s Attendance Policy

Chronic Absence Tool audit data completed during Term 4, 2018 and again in Term 1, 2019


There are 100 places per session. Please register quickly to ensure you have enough places for the team you wish to bring with you.

Map Jean Russell Centre, , Nossal HS, Clyde Rd, Berwick, Berwick, Australia
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