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Using data and information to review attendance

Before you work on a plan to improve attendance you need to have a clear picture of the issues that your school faces. In this section, you'll find resources to highlight links between attainment and attendance, and reasons for absence, and to help you identify vulnerable groups of learners. You might find these resources useful if you are preparing for your next Ofsted inspection or wish to report to governors or your senior leadership team.

  • Linking attendance and attainment

    Find out how attendance and attainment is linked, and see an example of how analysing attendance and attainment data can help determine where further support is needed. Reviewing attendance through data and information is key to improving attendance and reducing absence in schools.

  • Building a school attendance profile

    Find out how a school attendance profile can help and what information is useful, and access three tools to help you build one. Reviewing attendance through data and information is key to improving attendance and reducing absence in schools.

  • Using your school profile

    Discover the benefits of having a school attendance profile, and find out about the different ways it can be used. Use the profile with the checklist provided to help prepare for Ofsted inspections. Reviewing attendance through data and information is one key to improving attendance and reducing absence in schools.