Strategies for managing attendance

  • Attendance reintegration plans
    Support pupils to improve their attendance with our template reintegration plan. Get guidance on how to work with the pupil and their family to create an effective plan that's tailored to the individual's barriers to attendance.
  • Flexi-schooling: guidance
    Get to grips with flexi-school arrangements. Find out what to consider before agreeing to a request for one and what to include in an agreement with parents.
  • Improving attendance: audit
    Download our audit to help you identify issues in your school, so you can put targeted strategies in place to improve attendance.
  • Parenting contracts for poor attendance
    Get advice on parenting contracts, including when to use them in response to problems with behaviour or attendance, and see examples and guidance from local authorities.
  • Reduced timetables for pupils
    Get to grips with reduced timetables (also known as part-time timetables). Find out when you can use them and what you need to consider before, during and after you've introduced them.
  • Top tips for improving attendance
    Use our practical tips to help tackle poor attendance in your school. While these aren't intended to be a quick fix, you can put most of them into practice without overhauling your whole strategy.
  • Understanding a pupil’s barriers to attendance
    When a pupil is at risk at persistent absence, follow these steps to get to the bottom of the issue. Find out how to have productive discussions with the pupil and their parents/carers, and how to use what you’ve found to create a bespoke reintegration plan.