Education & Training 2020. Schools policy. A whole schools approach to tackling early school leaving. Policy messages

This paper presents the findings of the European Union’s ET2020 Working Group on Schools Policy (2014-15) on its priority theme 'early school leaving'. Key factors highlighted to reduce early school leaving are a whole school approach, effective leadership and governance, investment for continuous professional development, and ensuring that each child and young person has an equal chance to access, participate and benefit from high quality and inclusive education.