4 ways to re-integrate pupils who have disconnected from school

The potency of making children feel visible on their return from lockdown


Some young people will not have missed school. Regardless of their home environment, they did not like school before lockdown, and they still won’t like it afterwards. In fact, they may be even more reluctant to attend school than they were before.

How do we re-engage these young people? My role every day is to do just that, with pupils who have been non-attenders at school due to either illness or exclusion. I am used to persuading young people that education is something with which they need to engage, and the lessons I have learned in this role may be useful to schools in the next few weeks.

So here is how I would approach this re-integration.

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