Many educators believe that school attendance is essential to a child’s academic and social development. They want all their pupils to have the chance to reach their full potential and this can only be done through giving them as many opportunities to learn as possible. But attendance continues to be a concern for a number of UK schools, where levels are dropping below national averages. So what can be done to improve things? We spoke to a number of schools who shared their useful experiences of how they managed to improve attendance.