Questions Ofsted might ask about attendance and inclusion

Download our list of questions Ofsted inspectors might ask about attendance and inclusion, including questions based on your school's data.

Last reviewed on 9 August 2023
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  1. Attendance and inclusion fall into 'behaviour and attitudes'
  2. Questions about attendance and inclusion
  3. Specific questions based on your school's data 

Attendance and inclusion fall into 'behaviour and attitudes'

Ofsted doesn't grade attendance or inclusion individually.

Instead, they form part of your school's 'behaviour and attitudes' judgment.

Be clear on how Ofsted inspects 'behaviour and attitudes'.

What do we mean by 'inclusion'?

Ofsted doesn't refer to 'inclusion' much within its inspection handbook, but where it does, it's in relation to how your school creates a culture which supports all pupils, particularly those who may be disadvantaged or have additional needs or barriers to learning.

Find out how to embed inclusivity in your behaviour policy.

As part of this, Ofsted will also check that your school isn't 'off-rolling' pupils.

This is covered in paragraphs 397 to 405 of the inspection handbook

Questions about attendance and inclusion

Depending on your school, attendance and inclusion may be overseen by different members of staff, or 1 member of staff who's

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