Attendance: template report to governors

Use our adaptable template to paint a clear picture to governors of absence and attendance in your school. Get governors up to speed on the common barriers to attendance, your approach to tackling them, and demonstrate impact.

Last reviewed on 24 April 2023
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  1. Download and adapt our template report
  2. Find out what your board would like you to include in the report

Download and adapt our template report

You should provide your governing board with the information it needs to carry out its job effectively, including information about absence and attendance. See page 28, paragraph 24 of the Governance Handbook.

Use our template, created with our associate expert Jane Edminson, to report to the governing board about attendance and absence.

It includes areas you'll likely cover. If you have your own template, use ours as a guide.

KeyDoc: report to governors on attendance

Find out what your board would like you to include in the report

There are no statutory requirements about what you should include in a report to governors on attendance.

As an executive leader, it's your job to give the governing board all the information it needs to do its job

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