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.

Last reviewed on 6 June 2023
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  1. Use our audit checklist to evaluate your current practice 
  2. Analyse your attendance data
  3. Choose strategies that meet your pupils' needs
  4. Evaluate the impact of your strategies

Use our audit checklist to evaluate your current practice 

Download our checklist and evaluate your practice across 5 key areas:

  • Attendance data
  • Identifying barriers to attendance
  • Attendance interventions
  • Communication
  • Safeguarding

Each area has a number of prompts to help you think about how you approach and monitor attendance.

You can adapt the questions if needed, to tailor the checklist to your specific context.  

KeyDoc: attendance audit DOC, 223.0 KB

Analyse your attendance data

Use our guide to analysing attendance data to spot patterns in absence for groups of pupils.

You’ll probably be able to do this in your school's management information system (MIS), but if you prefer to analyse data in a spreadsheet, we’ve created one, which you can download from the article linked above.

Identify which pupil groups to track 

However, if