New attendance strategy to help South Australian students excel
A new attendance strategy has been developed to ensure the state’s 168,000 public school students achieve the best possible education.
To support the strategy, an additional 11 attendance and engagement social workers will be available to help schools work with students and their families, with this 50% increase bringing the total of workers to 33.
The attendance strategy will guide the efforts of preschools and schools to engage children and young people to stay at school.
The initiative is part of the state government’s new Public Education Action Plan: Your Child, Their School, Our Future.