This stage is about finding the idea that best meets the needs of your school community and ensuring it meets your agreed criteria for success.

Turning this idea into reality requires thinking about how things will work, testing prototypes and gaining feedback from the people it will impact most.

Developing an ongoing evaluation and assessment of attendance strategies is important. Learning what works and what needs to be tweaked enables a more comprehensive plan to be implemented that:

  • supports student outcomes
  • monitors attendance and actions early interventions
  • monitors impact and adjusts planning and strategies, as required
  • demonstrates evidence-based change to whole-school practices
  • celebrates regular and improved attendance.

  • Will staff need access to professional learning or other support to deliver the proposed initiative or strategies?
  • What information could be collected to show evidence of improved attendance and engagement?
  • Are resources distributed to support the needs of students who are at risk of non-attendance?
  • What changes need to be made? How might these changes be implemented?

Explore Excellence in attendance for every student for advice about improvement measures, strategies and use of funding to improve attendance.

Learn how to evaluate student engagement and wellbeing measures, using Scout data.

Measure and track improvements using the Scout reports. This might include improvements in attendance, or other areas as identified by the school such as literacy, numeracy, engagement or wellbeing.

Read about effective improvement measures and strategies to support school planning.

Explore the resources for schools for examples of strategies, interventions and planning templates.

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