Raising school attendance: have you tried this?

Since Ofsted inspectors are making school leaders accountable for attendance, it is vital that schools are doing everything in their power to ensure that as many students as possible attend school each day.

Of course, this is much easier said than done, not least because there are numerous and various reasons for a student’s attendance dropping below what is required, but for some the reason is as simple as oversleeping and missing the school bus.

In these such cases, it could be worth sending a member of staff out with the school minibus to pick up any stragglers. This might be something that your school already does, but in our experience it is not a widespread method of raising school attendance.

If you would like to try this method of raising attendance but your current school minibus isn’t up to the job/ you need another school minibus to implement this service/ your school doesn’t currently own a minibus, simply get in touch with Benchmark Leasing.

Benchmark specialise in leasing minibuses to schools which, over time, has become a much more popular option than buying a minibus outright. This is because it is an arrangement which makes it possible for schools to afford a modern minibus with good capacity through a small monthly payment.

Furthermore, when you lease a minibus with us we take responsibility for its maintenance, thus absorbing the costs and keeping the vehicle fully operational at all times.

For more information visit http://minibusleasing.co.uk/. Alternatively, you can email minibus@benchmarkleasing.co.uk or call us on 01753 859944.