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.

Last reviewed on 19 July 2023
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  1. Use our template plan
  2. Define the pupil's barriers to attendance
  3. Invite the pupil and their family in for a meeting to co-produce the plan
  4. Work together to develop strategies to help the pupil overcome each barrier
  5. If the pupil is falling behind academically or has SEN
  6. If there are concerns for the pupil's safety
  7. If the pupil is facing difficulties with their mental health
  8. Implement your plan
  9. Monitor impact

Use our template plan

Capture all the information you’ll need for a reintegration plan in our template.

It includes space to record:

  • Specific barriers to attendance
  • Strategies to overcome the barriers
  • Persons responsible
  • Review schedule
KeyDoc: attendance reintegration plan (template) DOC, 193.5 KB

Define the pupil's barriers to attendance

Look over the push and pull factors that you have identified from looking at your data, and conversations with the pupil, their family, and your staff. Our other article, on understanding a pupil’s barriers to attendance, includes a template to help you do this.

List every barrier to attendance (push and pull factors) that you’ve uncovered, regardless of whether you think you’ll be able to do anything about it. This stage is about having an overview of all the barriers, before identifying which problems you can work to solve.

For example, your list might look like the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Lack of transport
  • Being a victim of bullying
  • Special educational needs (SEN) not being adequately met

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